Finally, I am back with some more updates! I have been using my iPhone while in France and my WordPress app has been keeping me from updating everyone. With a quick delete and reinstall I am back up and running.
The wines are now resting comfortably in barrel. I enlisted the help from the guys from South Africa from Domaine Clivet in Beaune. I couldn’t contain my enthusiasm for starting the pressing process. This was an excellent year apprently for juice. Most that I spoke with reported a great amount of free run with exceptional color.
I ended up with a shortage on both my Morey Saint Denis and my Charmes-Chambertin. However I was able to fill 2 full sized 228 liter barrels and a 114 liter barrel (feullette) with Le Chambertin which is quite a bit more than the 2 I was expecting.
I am very happy with the results. Is this the vintage of the decade that many are making it out to be? I think 2012 is shaping up to be a bit better. Meaning, it’s best not to get too caught up in the best, greatest and so forth. Being in France has taught me that I should be more focused on the benefit of one without depreciating the other. There is no best, just different. This vintage is showing to be one with many strenghts, however the enjoyment will only be known to the person with the glass in hand.
Here are a few pics from the weeks that the blog was down. My apologies for the down time.
Thanks again for the emails and replies. It means a lot knowing that others are along with me for the ride.