Sun smiles on the Côte de Beaune

Tilak Sinha describes himself as 'an itinerant Aussie sommelier'. Once maître d' at Lameloise and a Chagny resident since 2009, he reports from the hail-hit Côte de Beaune in Burgundy. The photographs are by professional wine photographer Jon Wyand: the most populated vineyard being Clavoillon picked by the Leflaive team, the bare-breasted picker being in Pernand-Vergelesses.

The verdict is in: 'C’est bon, Papa. Even the seeds are ripe!' This was the very scientific conclusion reached by my four-year-old son Romain in 'his' village St-Romain. We had sampled a few Chardonnay berries in the premier cru vineyard Sous le Château...

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