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Thu, 27 Oct 2011
The sorting table...
Not much to report, so not much blogging recently.
The past few days I've been on the sorting table the whole
It gets repetive, but it has its interesting points. It's
certainly interesting to see grapes from different appelations
come in. We've already had a few premier cru sites.
So far it's been only the Cotes de Beaune, but presumably we'll get
Cotes de Nuits soon too.
Sorting has been quite aggressive, we're only keeping the good
grapes -- no rot or unripe ones are tolerated. From this, it
seems they're aiming to become one of the top negociants
for quality (again, apparently they were during the 1940's and 50's).
It will be interesting to see how the finished wines turn out: I think
the insistance on stringent sorting will pay off in good quality wines.
Probably more sorting over the next few days. I hope I get to see
some other aspects of how the winery works, too. I'm particularly
interested to learn more about "spontaneous"/uninnoculated ferments (ie., using
native yeasts, rather than cultivated yeasts). I'll have to see
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