The result is great...what a good year!
That is exceptional! After this rich and intense year, it is time to get the result. The yield is great and the grapes are beautiful! Maturity is perfect with good aromas, deep color and silky tanins.
While we are harvesting our grapes, everybody is smiling in the vines. Led by Loïc, the crew of 30 pickers is in a full swing. Grapes are healthy so the sorting is very simple.
Everything is ripe and needs to be quickly picked in order to avoid overripe fruits.
We started with our parcels of Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravières White. At the winery, the grapes are directly pressed with the stems. Then, the must is cooled down and settles for 24 hours. The racked must is then filled in the barrels for the alcoholic fermentation.
With the reds coming next, we filled the steel and wooden tanks and cooled down the grapes during 5 days. After that cold maceration, the fermentation can start and we worked on the extraction of tanins and color with pumpovers and punchdowns. We keep the skins macerating and fermentating during 20 days and we will fill the barrels for the aging after that.
As usual, we work as naturaly as possible at Domaine Jessiaume. The fermentation occurs with natural yeast and we do not use tanins, enzymes or anything else.
Also, for the first time this year and after many experiment the years before,
All the red wines have been vinificated without adding sulfur.
The colors we obtained are beautiful and the wines have incredible aromas and structures.
The harvest finished on the 7th of September at the Domaine and the "Paulée" party was done this day. On its side, the vinification lasted for the whole month and the ultimate dig out happened on the 27th of September.
We are very happy with this great year and we would like to thank all the pickers and the team at Domaine Jessiaume for what they have accomplished during this period.
Wines are now ready for the barrel aging and we will closely follow this great vintage that is coming...
Le Domaine Jessiaume