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Harvest Reports from Elisabetta Foradori, François Cazin, Clemens Busch and Agnès et René Mosse!



We've been late on providing harvest reports this year, but rest assured that we still have a couple more batches after this post. I promise they will all be up on the site well before you get a chance to taste any of these!

Elisabetta Foradori!

François Cazin!

Clemens Busch!

Agnès et René Mosse!

Loire Harvest Reports: Agnès and René Mosse, Domaine Bernard Baudry!



"You need nerves of steel to not give up when the weather is so unfavorable; this is the burden of the vigneron, who we sometimes forget are completely "climate-dependant"... In hindsight, however, this enticed renewed modesty and humility to the fascinating work we do every year."
-Matthieu Baudry

READ AGNÈS AND RENÉ MOSSE'S 2013 HARVEST REPORT.

READ DOMAINE BERNARD BAUDRY'S HARVEST REPORT.

- Jules 12-26-2013 8:33pm
tags: 2013, Domaine Bernard Baudry, Harvest Reports, René Mosse

In-Depth Harvest Reports from Eric Texier and Domaine de Bellivière!



Still a lot of harvest reports coming in. Domaine de Souch still hasn't harvested their late harvest Petit Manseng! DAYUM!

Anyway, the very wordy Eric Texier and Eric Nicholas give you the rundown on their 2013's.

ERIC TEXIER 2013!

BELLIVIÈRE 2013!

- Jules 12-4-2013 12:03am
tags: 2013, Bellivière, Eric Nicolas, Eric Texier, Harvest Reports

Harvest Reports from Cà de Noci, Michel Tête, Luneau-Papin and François Cazin!



It's looking like most viticultural areas are having drastically different 2013's. From extremely challenging to terrific, it seems like this last year will have run the gamut and pushed our growers to the limit. Globally though, things are looking good.

CÀ DE NOCI!!!

MICHEL TÊTE!!!


DOMAINE LUNEAU-PAPIN!!!

FRANÇOIS CAZIN!!!

Challenging 2013's for the de Moors and Houillons.



I apologize for the lack of updates over the last two weeks; the LDM crew has just returned from an inspiring tour of Italy, which will generate some beautiful recaps and pictures from Monte dall' Ora, Elisabetta Foradori, Nüsserhof, Luciano Saetti, Perrini, Cantina Giardino, Natalino del Prete and Cristiano Guttarolo. And while soaking in these (quantitatively) less than favorable accounts from the ever-poetic Olivier de Moor and Anne Houillon, take comfort in the fact that 2013 is going to be an incredible vintage in the vast majority of Italy, particularly Puglia.

ALICE AND OLIVER de MOOR RECAP

MAISON PIERRE OVERNOY RECAP

Tons of pics from Cotar's 2013 Harvest and an Amazing Video From Cascina Tavijn!



The name of this video, "An Interpretive Dance For Wine Lovers Set To Kanye West's Gone", initially sent chills down my spine. However, the twogirlsonepint produced piece is shockingly entertaining and made my day. Nadia has some serious moves!

UPDATE: I just found out that this is an internet meme. So this may not be as original as I'd imagined, but seeing Nadia's mom dancing in the vineyards is still pretty amazing.

You should also check out the 40+ pictures of the Cotar's family's beautiful harvest.

- Jules 10-21-2013 7:35pm
tags: 2013, Cascina Tavijn, Cotar, Harvest Reports

Chapters 1 and 2 of Francis Boulard's 2013 Harvest!



That Pinot Meunier lookin' real juicy!

READ UP ON IT HERE!

- Jules 10-7-2013 9:11pm
tags: 2013, Francis Boulard, Harvest Reports

It's That Time of the Year: 2013 HARVEST REPORTS!!!



YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!! I'll still be writing recaps from this summer and adding reports as they come along, so that might bump things up to 2, 3 posts a week for a minute.

In the mean time, read up on Bruno Duchêne and Angiolino Maule's harvests in the BRAND SPANKING NEW 2013 HARVEST REPORTS SECTION!

- Jules 9-23-2013 10:03pm
tags: 2013, Angiolino Maule, Bruno Duchêne, Harvest Reports

Emmanuel Houillon Interview and Tons of Great Photos from Maison Pierre Overnoy's 2012 Harvest!



"We are always told that the teacher knows everything. But if he teaches you the wrong thing, you might spend your entire life doing something wrong and thinking it's right."

Back on track with the good stuff! Check out Anne Houillon's great pictures in the Harvest Reports!

As a big bonus, the interview I did with Emmanuel Houillon over the summer is up! Read up on Manu's take on sulfur, the future of organic agriculture, selection massales and much more on the Maison Pierre Overnoy profile.

- Jules 11-2-2012 12:02am
tags: Emmanuel Houillon, Harvest Reports, Interview, Pierre Overnoy

In Depth Harvest Report and Pictures from Eric Texier!



Eric gives us a detailed play by play of his 2012 harvest. Read it here.

- Jules 10-27-2012 4:19pm
tags: Eric Texier, Harvest Reports

Even More Loire Harvest Reports!



The Loire Valley definitely has an interesting cast of harvesters...

Check up on:

François Cazin!

AND

Les Vins Contés!

- Jules 10-24-2012 2:59pm
tags: François Cazin, Harvest Reports, Olivier Lemasson

2011 Report from Domaine Fernand Girard.

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Complimenting Domaine Thomas-Labaille's report from a couple weeks ago, here's Alain Girard of Domaine Fernand's Girard's take on Sancerre in 2011.

Read the report here.

- Jules 12-14-2011 1:44am
tags: 2011, Domaine Fernand Girard, Harvest Reports

Michel Tête's 2011 Harvest Report.

Michel trippy

Michel sent me this picture and it was totally normal. When I uploaded to the site, this is what came out. I think it's really "cool man", so it's going up today.

Read the report here.

- Jules 12-12-2011 10:25pm
tags: 2011, Harvest Reports, Michel Tête

Domaine Thomas-Labaille's 2011 Harvest Report.

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Find out what to expect for 2011 with one Sancerre's finest here.

- Jules 12-2-2011 8:17pm
tags: 2011, Harvest Reports, Thomas-Labaille

Franck Peillot's 2011 Harvest Report.

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Franck Peillot delivers a highly entertaining, very detailed summary of his 2011 here. English literature majors (who apparently represent 97% of the wine industry) will recognize this style as stream of consciousness.

Franck is actually writing a mystery novel set in wine country, tentatively titled Bludgeoning in the Bugey. Louis/Dressner publications should be printing the first copies in fall 2012.

- Jules 11-29-2011 8:05pm
tags: 2011, Franck Peillot, Harvest Reports

2011 Harvest Report from Yannick Pelletier.

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Another strange vintage that worked itself out. Read all about it here.

Oh, and if Saturday's Clos Roche Blanche interview got you inspired, you should check out this piece Joe and Denyse wrote about them back in 2005 (which tells Catherine's side of the story) and this feature over at Bertrand Celce's great blog wineterroirs.


- Jules 11-28-2011 7:26pm
tags: 2011, Clos Roche Blanche, Harvest Reports, Yannick Pelletier

Domaine Bernard Baudry 2011 Harvest Report.

Matthieu

Happy late Thanksgiving.

Matthieu Baudry tells yet another tale of a quirky 2011 here.

If you missed it the first time, make sure to revisit Matthieu sharing youtube videos of soccer scorpion kicks and a biker getting owned by a buck.

After a little midweek holiday break, I'll be updating the site over the weekend, where I'll be releasing the interview all the geeks have been waiting for...

Didier Barouillet of Clos Roche Blanche!

- Jules 11-25-2011 11:06pm
tags: 2011, Harvest Reports, Matthieu Baudry

François Cazin's 2011 Post Harvest Report.

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Read Mr. Cazin's recap of how things went during harvest and what's been going on in the cellar since. He's also shared some pictures. Check it out here.

- Jules 11-22-2011 8:45pm
tags: 2011, François Cazin, Harvest Reports

Causse Marines 2011 Harvest Report.

Patice

Virginie describes their very fast paced 2011 here. They somehow still found the time to eat a LOT of that enormous wheel of cheese.

- Jules 11-21-2011 8:38pm
tags: 2011, Causse Marines, Harvest Reports

Eric Texier's 2011 Harvest Report.

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Things are looking good for 2011! I'm excited about that pétillant naturel!

Read all about it here.

- Jules 11-18-2011 8:32pm
tags: 2011, Eric Texier, Harvest Reports

Bellivière 2011 Harvest Report.

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Eric Nicolas of Domaine Bellivière breaks down his "bizarre" 2011 in great detail here.

- Jules 11-17-2011 6:01pm
tags: 2011, Bellivière, Eric Nicolas, Harvest Reports

Franck Peillot Interview.

classy guy

"If you push things too far you're killing terroir just as much as someone who bombards his vineyards with chemicals and intervenes heavily in the cellar. The wine will certainly be in a natural style, which people now describe as "barnyard". When I step into a barnyard it smells like a barnyard. And that doesn't bother me because it's an odor of nature, not a product crafted consciously by a human being."

Last summer in Bordeaux this hipster doofus told me how great it was to be working with only organic wines. This was at a horrible tasting event for "real" natural wine, where everything tasted either like carbonic bubblegum or V.A, brett and oxidation. Similar to what I said in yesterday's post, I told him that organic wine was not what we were looking for as importers, and tried to use Franck Peillot as an example of someone who does not work organically (read why) but makes wine with zero chemical residue in it and does an incredible job expressing his terroir. He basically said "meh", then went to taste some new guy with a .5 hectare estate making carbonic Grenache in the Languedoc.

I challenge that guy to read Franck's interview and still say "meh". He consistently makes some of the best, purest wines we work with. He's one of the hardest working people we work with. He's one of the funniest, nicest people we work with (as you might guess from that incredibly flattering picture). He also degrasses conventionally once a year (because his vines are on a 50% incline).

He's also got great opinions and insight on everything. Read up on it here.

- Jules 11-16-2011 8:09pm
tags: 2011, Franck Peillot, Harvest Reports

Fonterenza 2011 Harvest Pictures.

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No Epilogue today. I'll write it when I feel a little more inspired and less jet lagged.

Anyway, here are some pics from Fonterenza's 2011 harvest (check out their new rock star portrait on their profile!). We tasted their 09's at Fornovo, and I was seriously impressed. I tip my hat off to the sisters for progressing so rapidly!

Check out the pictures here.

Also, on top of more harvest reports, expect upcoming written and video interviews with Franck Peillot, Evelyne de Jessey, Alberto Tedeschi, Stefano Belloti, Francesco Carfagna, Andrea Zanfei of Cerreto Libri, Alberto Masini, Dora Forsoni, Camilo Donati and drumroll...

Arianna Occhipinti!

Stay tuned!

- Jules 11-11-2011 9:08pm
tags: 2011, Fonterenza, Harvest Reports

Pictures of Salvo Foti's 2011 harvest.

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Salvo sent over a ton of great pics from his 2011 harvest. Check them out in the Harvest Reports section.

Don't forget the save the date(s) for this upcoming week of events for PIH in honor of Joe:

Astor Wines (Astor Center) 399 Lafayette St. - Monday, October 24th, 6 to 8:00pm (212) 674-7501

Slope Cellars, 436 Seventh Ave, Bklyn - Wednesday October 26th, 6 to 8:00pm (718) 369-7307

Brooklyn Wine Exchange, 138 Court St, Bklyn - Thursday October 27th, 6 to 9:00pm (718) 855-9463

Grapes The Wine Co., 731 N. Broadway, White Plains - Friday October 28th, 6 to 9:00pm (914) 397-9463

Union Square Wines, 140 Fourth Ave - Friday, October 28th, 6 to 9:00pm (212) 675-8100

Ledu Wines, 600 Washington St – Friday, October 28th, 5 to 8:00pm (212) 924-6999

Uva Wines, 199 Bedford Ave, Bklyn – Saturday, October 29th, 3 to 6pm (718) 963-3939

Rouge Tomate, 10 East Sixtieth St – From October 22nd to October 29th the restaurant Rouge Tomate will offer a selection of ten Louis/Dressner wines, by the glass or bottle, a portion of the proceeds going to PIH. (646) 237-8970


- Jules 10-24-2011 6:39pm
tags: 2011, Harvest Reports, Salvo Foti

Pictures from Domaine de la Pépière's 2011 Harvest.

pepi harvest

Our friend Eben Lillie worked the harvest at Domaine de la Pépière this year. Check out the pictures he took in the Harvest Reports section. Have you ever seen a happier group of individuals?

Don't forget the save the date for this upcoming week of events for PIH in honor of Joe:

Chambers Street Wines (At Ward 3, 111 Reade St) - Saturday, October 22nd, 2 to 6:00pm (212) 227-1434

Thirst Wine Merchants, 187 Dekalb Ave, Bklyn - Sunday, October 23rd, 5 to 8:00pm (718) 596-7643

Astor Wines (Astor Center) 399 Lafayette St. - Monday, October 24th, 6 to 8:00pm (212) 674-7501

Slope Cellars, 436 Seventh Ave, Bklyn - Wednesday October 26th, 6 to 8:00pm (718) 369-7307

Brooklyn Wine Exchange, 138 Court St, Bklyn - Thursday October 27th, 6 to 9:00pm (718) 855-9463

Grapes The Wine Co., 731 N. Broadway, White Plains - Friday October 28th, 6 to 9:00pm (914) 397-9463

Union Square Wines, 140 Fourth Ave - Friday, October 28th, 6 to 9:00pm (212) 675-8100

Ledu Wines, 600 Washington St – Friday, October 28th, 5 to 8:00pm (212) 924-6999

Uva Wines, 199 Bedford Ave, Bklyn – Saturday, October 29th, 3 to 6pm (718) 963-3939

Rouge Tomate, 10 East Sixtieth St – From October 22nd to October 29th the restaurant Rouge Tomate will offer a selection of ten Louis/Dressner wines, by the glass or bottle, a portion of the proceeds going to PIH. (646) 237-8970

- Jules 10-20-2011 7:50pm
tags: 2011, Harvest Reports, Pépière

Elie Renardat-Fâche Interview and 2011 Harvest Report.

cerdon

Discover the origins of "Méthode Ancestrale" and why using Poulsard to make Cerdon matters in Elie's interview on the Renardat-Fâche profile. And while you're at it why don't you read his wife Christelle's 2011 harvest report?

Don't forget the save the date for this upcoming week of events for PIH in honor of Joe:

Chambers Street Wines (At Ward 3, 111 Reade St) - Saturday, October 22nd, 2 to 6:00pm (212) 227-1434

Thirst Wine Merchants, 187 Dekalb Ave, Bklyn - Sunday, October 23rd, 5 to 8:00pm (718) 596-7643

Astor Wines (Astor Center) 399 Lafayette St. - Monday, October 24th, 6 to 8:00pm (212) 674-7501

Slope Cellars, 436 Seventh Ave, Bklyn - Wednesday October 26th, 6 to 8:00pm (718) 369-7307

Brooklyn Wine Exchange, 138 Court St, Bklyn - Thursday October 27th, 6 to 9:00pm (718) 855-9463

Grapes The Wine Co., 731 N. Broadway, White Plains - Friday October 28th, 6 to 9:00pm (914) 397-9463

Union Square Wines, 140 Fourth Ave - Friday, October 28th, 6 to 9:00pm (212) 675-8100

Ledu Wines, 600 Washington St – Friday, October 28th, 5 to 8:00pm (212) 924-6999

Uva Wines, 199 Bedford Ave, Bklyn – Saturday, October 29th, 3 to 6pm (718) 963-3939

Rouge Tomate, 10 East Sixtieth St – From October 22nd to October 29th the restaurant Rouge Tomate will offer a selection of ten Louis/Dressner wines, by the glass or bottle, a portion of the proceeds going to PIH. (646) 237-8970

- Jules 10-19-2011 7:28pm
tags: 2011, Harvest Reports, Interview, Renardat-Fâche

Harvest Reports from the Mâconnais.

Manciat

Jean Manciat and Gauthier Thévenet of Domaine de Roally/Bongran's 2011 Harvest Reports are in and can be read here.

Don't forget the save the date for this upcoming week of events for PIH in honor of Joe:

Chambers Street Wines (At Ward 3, 111 Reade St) - Saturday, October 22nd, 2 to 6:00pm (212) 227-1434

Thirst Wine Merchants, 187 Dekalb Ave, Bklyn - Sunday, October 23rd, 5 to 8:00pm (718) 596-7643

Astor Wines (Astor Center) 399 Lafayette St. - Monday, October 24th, 6 to 8:00pm (212) 674-7501

Slope Cellars, 436 Seventh Ave, Bklyn - Wednesday October 26th, 6 to 8:00pm (718) 369-7307

Brooklyn Wine Exchange, 138 Court St, Bklyn - Thursday October 27th, 6 to 9:00pm (718) 855-9463

Grapes The Wine Co., 731 N. Broadway, White Plains - Friday October 28th, 6 to 9:00pm (914) 397-9463

Union Square Wines, 140 Fourth Ave - Friday, October 28th, 6 to 9:00pm (212) 675-8100

Ledu Wines, 600 Washington St – Friday, October 28th, 5 to 8:00pm (212) 924-6999

Uva Wines, 199 Bedford Ave, Bklyn – Saturday, October 29th, 3 to 6pm (718) 963-3939

Rouge Tomate, 10 East Sixtieth St – From October 22nd to October 29th the restaurant Rouge Tomate will offer a selection of ten Louis/Dressner wines, by the glass or bottle, a portion of the proceeds going to PIH. (646) 237-8970

- Jules 10-18-2011 10:40pm
tags: 2011, Harvest Reports, Jean Manciat, Roally/Bongran

Yannick Pelletier 2010 Harvest Report.

Today I'm publishing a "lost" harvest report from Yannick Pelletier. Though it's a shame this very detailed harvest report is only seeing the light of day, the good news is that Yannick just released his 09's so this information is still every bit as relevant to the physic mind peering into the future of Pelletier wines.

Read about Yannick's quirky and unpredictable 2010 in the Harvest Reports section.

- Jules 10-14-2011 8:31pm
tags: Harvest Reports, Yannick Pelletier

Château d'Oupia Harvest Reports and Pictures!

Grapes!

Things are looking good for 2011 at Château d'Oupia. Read Marie-Pierre's report and check out the great pictures she sent in the Harvest Reports section.

- Jules 10-12-2011 7:07pm
tags: 2011, Château d'Oupia, Harvest Reports

More Loire Harvest Reports!

Following yesterday's exciting post on mushroom picking conditions in the Loire valley, it only felt natural to add reports from the two vignerons mentioned. Mushrooms and guinea hens are delicious and all, but let's get serious and focus on wine again!

Clos Roche Blanche and François Cazin are now up in the Harvest Reports section.

- Jules 10-11-2011 8:00pm
tags: 2011, Clos Roche Blanche, François Cazin, Harvest Reports

Clos de la Roilette Harvest Report.

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Feeding the flame of the recent Tennessee Beaujolais craze (see post below), Alain Coudert of Clos de la Roillette's 2011 harvest report can be read here. So far this has been our only harvest report sent by fax, so it gets our first annual "People Still Use Faxes", or "P.S.U.F" award.

In hopes to create an even more rabid Tennessean demand for real Beaujolais, tomorrow's interview will be non other than the legendary Jean Paul Brun!

Harvest Reports From Around Italy!

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2011 harvest reports for Arianna Occhipinti, Altura and Montesecondo just added to the Harvest Reports section.

- Jules 10-2-2011 7:00pm
tags: 2011, Altura, Arianna Occhipinti, Harvest Reports, Montesecondo

Loire Harvest Reports!

raffault harvest

2011 harvest reports for Domaine Olga Raffault, Domaine Luneau-Papin and Domaine de L'Oubliée have been posted in the Harvest Reports section. A lot of great pictures for this update!

Also, I've added some info on both of Cascina degli Ulivi's "Semplicemente Vino" wines on their profile page.

Yannick Pelletier Interview and new Harvest Reports.

"The judicial term for an estate is an "agriculture exploitation". Usually, when you exploit something, you use it without caring for it or respecting it, and inevitably what you are exploiting ends up suffering in the process. Such is the human condition…"

Read more from Yannick here.

We've also posted two new harvest reports. The first is from Elisabetta Foradori and the second comes from Cascina degli Ulivi.

You can read both harvest reports here. Expect many more harvest reports from France and Italy to be posted in the coming days!

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