With the outstanding weather conditions of the few last weeks, we had growing expectations for our 2009 estate Pinot Noir. On September 28 all our focus and attention is turned towards our finest Pinot Noir vineyards in the Pflostig slope. We have good confidence to be able to produce, like in 2003 and 1990 a single vineyard of Pinot Noir "Les Neveux". Amazing ripeness of over 14° potential with perfectly sound grapes. Bingo !
The prediction of Marc Hugel a few days before the start of harvest for this grape seems to be confirmed. 2009 will be a great Pinot year !
Big smile of the face of Marc when the time comes to destem and vat these glorious Pinots.
On this September 28 we all have deep memories for uncle Johnny, who would have turned 80 on this day.