Burgundy in bloom
Author: Jasper Morris MW
It looks as if 2009 will be an early harvest in Burgundy. The flowering has just taken place in very good sunny conditions during the last week in May, which suggests that the grapes should be ripe around 10th September. Too early to be sure of anything yet, of course, but the year has started well except for the occasional hailstorm. Clos de la Roche and surrounding vineyards took a hit on 21st May.