Chardonnay-grape few days before the harvest.
The picking of the grapes 2006 ended under influences of gentlelweather with maritime tendencies. This is how the CIVC (Comité Interprofessionnelle du vin de Champagne) describe the general impression of the most important weeks in Champagne this year: The weeks of the grapeharvest.
The first news about the generel quality of grapes are good. There has been only little disease this year. Especially the green Chardonnay-grapes are promising not to say that they seem to have a great future in front of them.
The harvest however will only be finished completely by mid-October. And the CIVC also awaits tasting the first clear wines before they want to say more about the potential quality of the year 2006.
However,"Un beau millésime en perspective",is the last sentence in an announcement send out by the organisation, so it seems rather good so far. We eye the perspective of another great vintage in the horizon.
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