Embotteling and vineyard work
July 16 th and 17 th: second and last embotteling for the vintage 2011, these are 2 leaf days in the biodynamic planing 2012. Pinot noir Klur, grands crus riesling and pinot gris, also gewurztraminer Klur are now ready for labeling. A lot to do in the wine cellar a few days before embotteling and the same in the vineyards because the leaves and grass growed quickly even if june was not very warm. A hail storm damage on a few vineyards but not too strong as you see it on the picture below. There is some illness, mildiou and oïdium but very local and we bring air and sun to the grappes actually. It will probably be a vintage with a small quantity of grappes: rain and coldness during the flowering. At the moment the weather is hot and dry, we have to be patient...