2010 Burgundy harvest underway


21 Sep – new report from Chablis.

A Burgundian resident, closely but objectively involved with wine, has sent the following reports on the 2010 vintage, the most recent despatch first. Image of pickers in Puligny by Mick Rock of Cephas.

21 Sep S
ome machine-harvesting was underway already in Chablis yesterday, mainly for Petit Chablis. I saw a number of different vignerons and opinions were very much split between harvesting now with variable maturity or waiting, with the risks involved with the next spate of poor weather forecast for next weekend... Some are still talking about end September, beginning October...