We are bottling
our 2019 Clos de Vougeot today.
Earlier we hand-bottled the jeroboams,
directly from the vat.
We did this directly from the vat,
exclusively using gravity flow.
We then went on to the magnums
and now the regular bottling.
This is new to our bottling station:
we now have a bottle washer…
to clean the bottles on the inside.
It injects water inside,
there is no added air,
the remaining time the bottles
are left to empty and drip-dry.
That way our bottles
can totally dry over a fairly long period.
Next is the new bottling system…
which only uses a gravity flow,
there is no longer any pump involved,
thus avoiding any contact
between the wine and any air.
Everything is managed by gravity…
We have a new corking system as well
that corks at a steady rhythm,
whether we are working
rapidly or slowly,
the corking speed is always the same.
The corks are only compressed
the minimum time needed…
not long, so that way they return
to their original shape faster.
This is much better for corking…
Our new system here works very well,
although a bit slower than others.
A bit slower, but a higher quality system
for bottling our wine.