Today is the great day….
Secateurs got busy this morning at 7.30 am in our Boursault vineyard.
We judge our Marne Valley Meunier plots to have reached a favourable sugar content, 170 to 180 g/l sufficient to maintain sugar-acidity balance.
(Let us not forget that acidity is a major element in the keeping of our wines.)
Chardonnays, notably those on the Côte des Blancs, will be harvested in the next few days to make the most of the returning sunshine which will boost ripening.
As the plants' sanitary status, especially for bunches, is satisfactory, there is no risk of a drop in the juices' quality, far from it...
Pinot Noir, bringing matter and body to the wine will require a bit more time and will be harvested between a week to 10 days from now. There is no need to hurry.