23.05.2017
Champagne Library Report 2016

22.05.2017
CLEVER LOVERS NEVER DRINK CHAMPAGNE

23.03.2017
Le Printemps des Champagnes

11.12.2016
Champagne Library: Séverine Frerson-Gomez, Champagne Piper-Heidsieck’s Deputy Chef de Cave, on the current assemblage with the harvest 2015

30.11.2016
Sébastien Moncuit, Champagne Mailly Grand Cru’s Chef de Caves, on his current assemblage with the still wines from the harvest 2015

15.11.2016
Champagne Library: Will there be a Grande Année 2015? Champagne Bollinger’s Gilles Descôtes talks about his current work

09.11.2016
HEREN, Seoul. goes Champagne-Göldenboog

08.11.2016
Champagne Library: Hervé Danton, Champagne Lanson’s Chef de Caves, on the current assemblage with the harvest 2015

05.11.2016
Champagne Library: Emmanuel Fourny, Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils, on the current assemblage with the harvest 2015

26.10.2016
Champagne Duval-Leroy Vintage 1996: There is something to talk about

03.10.2016
Jean-Hervé Chiquet, Champagne Jacquesson, on the current assemblage with the harvest 2015 in the Champagne Library Report

20.09.2016
Antoine Malassagne, Champagne A. R. Lenoble, on the current assemblage with the harvest 2015 in the Champagne Library Report

19.09.2016
Anselme Selosse, Domaine Jacques Selosse, on the still wines from the harvest 2015 in the Champagne Library

13.09.2016
First Outlook on the Harvest 2016 in Champagne

10.09.2016
Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Champagne Louis Roederer’s Chef de Caves, on the Harvest Récolte 2015 and the work on the assemblage

First Outlook on the Harvest 2016 in Champagne

Frost and hail in the spring, then a lot of rain, which promoted especially the mildew: Just six weeks ago a massive crop failure became apparent.

In some crus in the Aube growers will harvest only 2,000 kilograms per hectare, all in all, the growers expect average yield of 7,000 to 7,500 kilograms of grapes per hectare. In 2015 there were over 10,000 kilos. 

Nevertheless one assumes that the quality is high. Some optimists compare 2016 even with the excellent vintage of 2002.

The photo shows an area infected by mildew from the vineyards of Champagne Bollinger.

Normally, the fungi attacks the leaves. That the parasites now also attack the sticks is a new development he has never seen before, commented Bollinger’S chef de cave Gilles Descotes.  

Anyway, harvest starts on Saturday, September 10th.

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