A year on the Hill of Corton

Archive for November, 2013

Refreshment

A little of what you fancy….

A nice drop of Aligoté in fact.

A nice drop of Aligoté in fact.

We know who's side she's on.

We know who’s side she’s on.

Practice makes perfect !

Practice makes perfect !

Could that be water...?

Could that be water…?

A cork is usually the giveaway

A cork is usually the giveaway

I would n't drink water that colour...

I would n’t drink water that colour…


We’re all in this together

There is track, with tempting asphalt at both ends, that runs from the western Pernand-Vergelesses end of Charlemagne to Les Pougets above Aloxe Corton in the south. However, the middle section is a dirt road not that is, in places, not for the faint hearted. Best walked really. At harvest time there is a lot of activity and traffic. An interesting place to be when you don’t know who you’ll meet…

A proud bunch.

A proud bunch.

Chapuis' omnibus

Chapuis’ omnibus

Team Rollin

Team Rollin

Croix's crew

Croix’s crew

Some of Chapuis' finest

Some of Chapuis’ finest


Its not all hard work

Editing 2 weeks seems to be though!
Thought it might be worth showing the lighter side of harvest rather than to many cutters and carriers. I had the opportunity to share meals regularlywith the pickers while I was working and also received invites to three end of harvest domaine paulées. All great fun.

Singing a harvest song @ Ravaut

Singing a harvest song @ Ravaut

Dressing up @ Ravaut

Dressing up @ Ravaut

<a Kir and gougeres@ Cornu
Fondu Bourguignon@Cornu

Fondu Bourguignon@Cornu

Bernard leads the singing @ Bonneau  du Martray

Bernard leads the singing @ Bonneau du Martray

Claude fills the glasses @ Bonneau du Martray

Claude fills the glasses @ Bonneau du Martray