Saturday, February 27, 2016

Domaine Méo-Camuzet (Vosne-Romanée) -- 2014s Tasted from Cask Samples

Harvesting began on 13 September. Production in 2014 is 20-30% above than in 2013 and is the largest since 2009. Stems are used in some wines, as indicated; but they are not really whole cluster fermentation, rather, the stems back while the wine is fermenting. (Use of stems, of course, is a recent change; the winemaking tradition here goes back to Henri Jayer, who was very much against using stems.) There was a mixture of punching down the cap (pigeage) and pumping over (remontage). For the most part, malolactic fermentations finished over the summer. (Continue reading here.)