Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

2012 Menetou-Salon: Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert with a bunch of his Pinot Noir 

On the way back from Sancerre we dropped into see Philippe Gilbert in Menetou-Salon – the vigneron not the new World Road Race Champion! Philippe: "We started picking last Thursday (27th September) with the Pinot Noir, which has been coming in at between 13% and 13.8% potential. Then on Monday we started on the Sauvignon, which is around 13.5% with 5.5 acidity. Overall yields are about 35 hl/ha. There is little juice in the grapes, which is reducing the yield. We pick everything by hand."  

Cases of Pinot Noir awaiting sorting (above and below)

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