Chablis, October 2023
After a difficult summer alternating between some very hot periods and some rainy days , we started our harvest on September 11th with a great team of 26 pickers and our mountain guys to carry the grapes.
Theses 11 days of harvest were done under a great shiny weather without any rain.
You can see from the photo that the grapes from our different plots (Petit Chablis, Chablis, Ier Cru Vaillon and Grand Cru) were superb despite a few mildiou attacks in a few areas, but it was under control.
We can honestly say that with this 2023 we have the quality (the most important) and also the quantity to satisfy you all.
Right before harvesting we did finish bottling our Chablis and Premier Cru Vaillon 2022, the Grand cru will be done in the middle of January 2024. Let’s be patient.
Since our last news in October 2022, all our 2021 have been bottled, our Grand Cru at the end of January and the wines are showing very well . The only problem is the very small crop, minus 60 to 65 %.
This 2023 year had a nice start up to now, we went through winter without any big frost and we are having a nice amount of rain compared to other regions of France.
At the moment we’ve decided to take out our frost protection, according to the long term weather forecast. The bud break is superb but there is a long way before harvest!
We’ve just bottled a small amount of Chablis and Ier Cru Vaillon 2022, the rest will be done in fall and our grand Cru probably in January 2024.
Our impressions of the 2022 vintage confirm our first judgment: very typical Chablis with a nice balance between acidity and degree that we should enjoy in the next few years!
First Biodynamique treatment in Les Clos “Clos des Hospices “
NEW AT THE DOMAINE
We decided to change part of our frost protection in our Grand Cru Les Clos with electric wires , and this gives us complete satisfaction, with the bonus of less work and less pollution.
So now let’s cross our fingers to another good year to rebuild our stock and give you complete satisfaction.