The harvest date for Aube, Marne and Haute-Marne has been announced on Wednesday, September 8th. Depending on the sectors and plants involved, harvesting begins between Monday 6 and Thursday 23 September.

This is the highlight of returning to Champagne-Ardenne. Since Wednesday, September 8, 2021, we know when the harvest season will open. Between Monday 6 and Thursday 23 September, more precisely.

The dates vary for different grape varieties and sections, namely Aube, Marne or Haute-Marne. It’s much later than 2020, as its summer was marked by sweltering heat.

In fact, 2021 was not a good year for the champagne viticulture world. Spring frost (less fruit), rainy summer (mildew then parasitic), announce thunderstorms in mid-September (with heat, plant risk, aka gray rot). On farms, we want to be able to harvest as quickly as possible (dates details in the document below).

Opening dates for the 2021 harvest season in Champaign-Ardennes by Vincent Ballester on Scribd

One of the first lessons on this calendar is that dawn will open the harvest ball. We started harvesting there from September 6 for some lands, and starting September 11 we will harvest everywhere in the department. Crops will primarily interest Pinot Noir and Meunier.

Dates issued by champagne commission They were waiting with increasing eagerness. In wineries, we will now be able to organize ourselves.

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