The journey of the Champagne Pierre Gimonnet & Fils vintages 2017
The harvesting began at the start of September. This is a result of global warming, as the changing climate has caused the vegetation to start early.
Because "nothing is better than the pruning of March”, as Didier and Olivier Gimonnet’s grandfather told them, they always try to prune as late as possible and until April 5th. This year again it was time, because at this date, the buds were disbursed. This is why French vineyards have been particularly sensitive to spring frosts.