Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Domaine Bonneau-du-Martray (Pernand-Vergelesses) -- 2014s Tasted from Tank Sample and 2013s Tasted from Bottle

The hail of 28 June hit the Bonneau-du-Martray holdings hard, ripping and perforating the leaves, and hitting branches. Beginning on 1 July, the team started with biodynamic applications to counter the effects, healthwise, but the quantities could not be recovered. For Corton-Charlemagne, the losses amounted to about 16,000 bottles, almost 1/3 of the crop – in two minutes’ time of hail; for Corton, the crop is short by about a quarter. (Continue reading here.)