The maturation network began Monday, Sept. 2 (late compared to previous years).
The weather has changed dramatically in a few days. On a scorching atmosphere to cool and wet weather accompanied by a dramatic drop in temperatures (down 16°C between Thursday, September 5 and Monday, September 9). In short, autumn may alrealdy have happened.
Maturity continues. Degrees of potential alcohol are at last sample an average of 7% vol.
The mid-ripening stage is reached in Champagne. The "color" of the grapes is 58% (average Champagne). This stage is more advanced on black grapes (60%) than Chardonnay (51%).
But fully green clusters are still present.