A quick link to an article on 2,000 year old vineyard remains in Gevrey-Chambertin

Figured that this might have been missed. It is an excellent read. Google translated it for us here:

This was first mentioned in 2008, but this is a great follow up and fell under the radar.
Original story here in English

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 … 084846.htm



I think I still have a couple amphorae of that knocking around in the cellar somewhere.

Interesting in a quick read which was a struggle with the translated version. Apparently furniture is of great concern in the vineyard. [wink.gif]

I was trying to wrap my head around the planting pits. It wasn’t clear to me why they did that other than to provided the vines with nice soils in their youth or maybe I misread that.

I love articles like these (even if they are a bit technical). Thank you so much! Just from my own quick read from the archaeological-jargon French (Google translations are close to useless): the furniture was used in dating the site to the Roman era. There was a break in planting in the 5th-6th centuries; the medieval monks apparently had to rediscover the value of the area. (I haven’t stumbled on the planting pits yet.)

Thanks, Ray, an interesting article. And your title is perfect [wink.gif] [wink.gif]

Only thing that seems to be missing is any info on the prices they charged [wink.gif]

Very interesting Ray, thank you!