Fine weather, at last !
The vine started to bloom in the Côte de Nuits region on 23 and 24 June in ideal conditions, bright, hot and windy.
There is some growth on the vines which were hit by frost but it is certain that there will be a lot of wood to prune next winter; this is some consolation and better than having to draw a cross on the harvest....
This is an encouragement for the winegrower who can now start to forecast when the grape harvest will be able to take place; normally, this should be 100 days after the flower, so if we calculate correctly, now is the time to plan the logistics!
In the field, this is the time for trimming and trellising the vines...... and keeping our fingers crossed for the fine weather to continue!!!