Champagne harvest 2022: top quality forecast as picking begins

The champagne 2022 harvest has begun and picking start dates have been set for the majority of villages, the Comité champagne has announced. Individual harvest start dates are set for each village and grape variety in the entire champagne region. This year, dates range between 20 August (Montgueux in the côte des Blancs) and 6 September (Dormans Soilly in the Vallée de la Marne). The Réseau Matu, a network of hundreds of vineyard control plots, is used to observe the ripening of grapes across the region and to help decide optimal picking dates for each area and variety. Dates aren’t prescriptive; producers may choose to harvest after the start date indicated. [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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