Harvest Update: Bringing in Beautiful Chardonnay
The 2015 Duval-Leroy harvest is moving along rapidly. A warm, sunny August set Champagne up for an excellent vintage and high-quality Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay began arriving in the winery last week (see our earlier post: “A Spectacular Harvest Begins in Champagne“). In recent days, Chardonnay has been of primary focus, befitting a winery whose “Chardonnay-driven style is elegant and generous at once,” as one respected wine writer put it. Here are more scenes from this harvest – from beautiful bunches to bountiful bins to careful analysis of excellent sugar levels.
(Sept. 14, 2015)