In Burgundy, the 2014 Harvest started the week of September 8th in the Maconnais, Chalonaise and Cote de Beaune with beautiful weather.
Promises of large crop are reassuring growers who have suffered 4 consecutive small harvests (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).
Those who still tried to deliberately curb yields for concentration have almost perfect grapes.
For reds in villages Volnay and upward and Cotes de Nuit many people waiting a few more days and hoping for perfect phenolic ripeness.
The sorting table is relatively easy, and looking for under ripe (rose colored grapes-very obvious with special lighting above sorting table) and small amount of rot, sunburned grapes or hail damage.
The excellent weather of the first half of September « saved » the harvest after mediocre weather in July and August cool nights, warm sunny days slight northern wind .