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CRAMANT, September 6th 2019

Since the budburst's beginning, in April, until a few days before the harvest, this year required a lot of attention, foresight and serenity. We often looked up at the sky and checked the thermometer while suffering from climatic variation: cold periods, fresh and humid alternating with very hot...
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CRAMANT, July 2019


Since the beginning of May, the Champagne vegetation has been bearing some cool spring’s temperatures in the morning, with difficulties to raise during the day. That’s why the vines growth has slowed down and we notice a 5 to 6 days delay on a 10 year average. Wide disparities remain between...
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CRAMANT, 25th of October 2018

Champagne changes colors, autumn colors are photographed ... The climate that we are currently enjoying is a real "Indian summer" and it lasts. The freshness of the morning gives way, during the day, to temperatures close to 25 ° C and a dry and sunny weather. And already, almost two months ago,...
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CRAMANT, 31th of August 2018

We’re away !! If some areas in Champagne have already snipping away with the secateurs, we have opted for a few more days wait to allow our grapes to make the most of the sunshine and to obtain better maturity. We chose August 28 to harvest grapes in our earliest plots. This morning we’re...
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CRAMANT, 31th of July 2018

.A few more weeks and the harvest will be in full swing ! Even though the vines do not visibly suffer from a water shortage, light penetrating rainfall would be welcome to help feed them and boost grape ripening. However, the risk with the prevailing heatwave is that rain could occur with the...
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CRAMANT, 13th of July 2018

Our forecast is being confirmed. the harvest will very likely start around August 25th.. As of now we are two weeks ahead ona ten-year average. Since the flowering (June10th) climatic conditions have remained healthy and mostly summery, meaning vegetation could grow quickly without the stress of a...
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CRAMANT, 8th of June 2018

Weather conditions since mid-May make us fear the worst when dark clouds come over the horizon. Frequent thunderstorms have been prevalent for some time, with heavy rainfall and hail on occasion. Some regions in Champagne have had to suffer some damage. Our location has so far been spared but...
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CRAMANT, 10th of May 2018

This sunny weather is pure joy ! Since the mid-April start of the vegetative cycle, vine growth has been acting yoyo-like following the repeated ups and downs of the climate and temperatures. Bud-bursting was explosive but slowed down in early May and has turned quite dynamic again in the last...
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CRAMANT, 24th of April 2018

They’re off !! We’ve had record rainfall since the beginning of the year (300mm), we’ve experienced wintry conditions and snow for 2 to 3 weeks, and yet the vines came back to life on time or nearly so, being only 2 to 3 days late on a ten-year average. What is more, the summerlike...
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CRAMANT, 2nd September 2017

CRAMANT, 6th of August 2017

Since our last gazette, the vineyards of Champagne have suffered a slight drop in temperature in mid-July, with some episodes of rain which allowed to rehydrate the soil and to replenish the vegetation. The last storm, which occurred last week, gave some fears. He left some traces in certain...
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CRAMANT, 26th June 2017

.For several weeks, the climatic conditions encountered, that is to say sun of lead and high temperatures records, allow a development of the accelerated vineyard. The growth retardation of the vine, caused by the spring frosts, is largely overtaken. On a decennial average, we count today a week...
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CRAMANT, 22th May 2017

The thermometer takes colors ... Temperatures are on the rise, vegetation is now growing. For Chardonnay, we count 5 to 7 leaves spread per foot and the inflorescences, our future clusters, are clearly visible. Le Meunier, which is a later grape variety than Chardonnay, remains indented with 3-4...
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CRAMANT, 12th of April 2017

Dynamic awakening of the Champagne vineyards. After the winter period of January and his freezing cold, Champagne warms up during the month of February with temperatures higher by 2 to 3 ° C against normal month. These climatic conditions cause an early beginning of campaign and in the past few...
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CRAMANT, 10th of March 2017

2016, a vintage which will lets us memories During the wine-growing year, bad climatic episodes followed one another: spring frosts as soon as the vegetation was awakened, hail, interminable rains, favorable to the development of cryptogamic diseases, a few days of heat wave, at the end of the...
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CRAMANT, 24 june 2016

It looks like the sun is coming out in the next few days... The weather forecast is optimistic for the coming days as seasonal temperatures return with sunshine to boot. The fact is rain has been plentiful in the last few weeks with record rain gauge readings... Some sunshine would do no harm to...
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CRAMANT, 2nd June 2016

2015, An atypical year Rarely is one year similar to the previous one and that is surely the main attraction of the vigneron's work. But 2015 has proved a really atypical year - and a truly exceptional one - in view of the weather conditions observed. The winter of 2014-2015 was rather mild with...
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CRAMANT, 25 May 2016

Weather behaving rather whimsically at this stage in the season... The champagne vineyard was not spared by spring frosts especially during the last week in April. Out of about 34,000 hectares in production in Champagne, 8,000 were hit, with a little over 4,600 suffering 100 % losses. Our...
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CRAMANT, April 23 2016

Start of growth taking place surely and in good conditions.. The period of vegetative dormancy is now over and 'bud burst' is in its way for most of our Chardonnays on the Côte des Blancs. The prevailing climatic and high temperature conditions in the last few days have led to the dynamic...
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