2015 has been one of Burgundy’s earliest vintages.
Erwan Faiveley of Domaine Faiveley describes this year’s harvest:
“This is one of the most important times of the year for us as we harvest the fruit of 12 months of work where patience and expertise passed on from generation to generation are the key to success. We harvested perfectly ripe grapes with thick skins in the bright sunshine.
The harvests began this year on Wednesday the 2nd of September with the Ladoix, Meursault 1er Cru ”Charmes” and “Blagny” in the Côte de Beaune, the Rully as well as the Mercurey “Les Mauvarennes” in the Côte Chalonnaise. Pinot Noir followed on from Chardonnay the next day in the Côte de Beaune with the Beaune 1er Cru “Clos de l’Ecu” Monopole. On Monday the 7th of September, all of the Chardonnays were harvested and we started on the Côte de Nuits with the Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru “Les Porêts”. As from the 8th of September, we harvested our Côte de Nuits Grands Crus at optimum ripeness levels. The harvests came to an end on the 11th of September with the Marsannay and the Gevrey-Chambertin.
This will without a doubt, after the 1995 and 2005 vintages, be another outstanding vintage for Burgundy!”
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