Earliest vintage since 1556
After a mild winter, spring is warm and the growth of the vine is very fast. With the very early flowering(May 20th for the Beaune Vignes Franches) we understand that the harvest will take place in August for ours plots in Beaune. The weather is very sunny, and very dry throughout July with only 8 mm of rain. Lucky we get some refreshing rains in August. This encourage us to extend, a few extra days, the ripening period of the grapes. We harvest 3 times: August 20th in Beaune (92 days after flowering), early September for our Hautes-Cotes climates, and September the 12th for our Aligoté, which we like to pick nicely golden.
The vintage continues the exceptional 2018-2019 series with very good maturity, richness and depth in the wines. Nature can sometimes surprise us; the white wines have very good levels of acidity and mineral freshness. You have to go back to 2010 to find white wines with these characteristics.
A few pictures from the earliest harvest ever at our Domaine