2013 Harvest Notes: The growing season got off to a very late start due to cool temperatures and rain into June. Flowering occurred late, about June 25th, and was irregular, thus significantly reducing the crop. Summer weather gradually turned hot and dry, allowing the grapes to ripen steadily and develop concentrated flavors and aromas. The region was spared the damaging storms that effected other parts of Burgundy. Veraison occurred in late August. The quality of the vintage was assured by excellent weather from mid-August through harvest. Moreau began picking his Pinot Noir on October 10th and his Chardonnay grapes six days later — one of his latest harvests ever. Picking proceeded under dry and conditions with cool nights. Yields and production were lower than usual, but the quality of the 2013 vintage’s ripe, bright, energetic and expressive fruit places it among the finest of recent years.