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An intense and exciting start

Day one of our 2009 harvest was as expected busy, sometime intense but rewarding. All grapes were of very high maturity, some Pinot Blanc well over 12.5° and most Pinot Gris well above 13.5° potential. Yet, most exciting are the Pinot Noirs with darkly coloured thick skins and without a single rotten berry. This was just the first round for this grape, the best plots of our own estate are still hanging on their vines with the hope of a 1990 or 2003 replica as expressed by Marc Hugel

On this first day, we received a couple of foreign visitors, Canadian journalists Stéphane Hébert and Suzan Yum and later in the afternoon Japanese sommelier  Koaru Matsuyoshi from the Tokyo Mandarin Oriental Hotel with friend Emi Igarashi. They all had a chance to get the first flavours of our harvest joining our team of pickers for a few moments.

Another exciting news came later in the night, the Washington Post made a very kind mention of our Vintage Blog to their  TastePost subscribers. Thank you Candy, you are a real sweetheart !

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