VERY PROMISING YEAR. GOOD CONCENTRATION. A VINTAGE TO LAY DOWN.
A season that experienced some difficulties with the weather
Fairly warm winter with lower temperatures in February and March.
April was hit by hail and frost causing significant damage in certain parts of Bourgogne. Violent thunderstorms continued in May.
July heralded the return of the warm weather with a little dryness and the rest of the summer was hot and dry.
Bud break: mid-bud break mid-April
Veraison: began mid-August
Grape harvest from mid-September to mid-October.
This was one of the smallest years in terms of volume on the Côte d'Or and some appellations had to deal with a significant drop in quantity but high quality nonetheless!
White wines: good tension typical of Bourgogne, aromatic palette
Red wines: intense colours, fresh mouth, soft, good depth.
The winter was mild and wet with the late arrival of cold temperatures in February and March.
The very humid atmospheric conditions caused significant damage in Chablis during the episode of frost at the end of April.
A lot of disruption during the rest of spring and normal temperatures for the season.
Arrival of the fine weather in July and high temperatures the rest of the summer.
Grape harvest at the end of September
Fairly classical vintage with tension and good balance
White wines: quality wines, good aromatic expression, soft harmonious mouth, excellent freshness and minerality. Very fine vintage for Chablis.
Côte de Nuits
A somewhat damp and late winter with cold temperatures appearing in February and March.
The start of spring was rather mild with the usual amount of rain and a drop in temperature in April.
At the end of April, an episode of frost had serious consequences across the Côte d'Or.
The rest of spring and the start of summer were punctuated by cooler temperatures than normal, causing a lot of disruption and a few episodes of hail.
The weather more pleasant in July, with temperatures much higher the rest of the summer leading to a lack of water in September.
Start of the grape harvest at the end of September
White wines: expressive and fresh, balanced, elegant with a nice intensity. Full mouth, harmonious, fleshy and good length.
Red wines: soft tannins, round, very open nose, elegant, aromatic richness
Côte de Beaune
Very good vintage
Winter was rather damp and late, with cold temperatures appeared in February and March.The start of spring was fairly mild with usual rainfall and a drop in temperature in April. The frosts at the end of April had many consequences for the harvest.Episodes of rain during the spring preceded a very hot summer.
Grape harvest mid-September
Very good results despite an uncertain start to the year
White wines: full, rich and fruity
Red wines: aromatic freshness, supple smooth tannins, good year for laying down.
The winter was fairly damp and late, with cold temperatures appearing in February and March.
The start of spring was fairly mild with usual rainfall and a drop in temperature in April. The frosts at the end of April had many consequences for the harvest.
Episodes of rain during the spring preceded a very hot summer.
Grape harvest at the end of September
Red wines: very tasty, very fruity (red fruit), silky tannins.
Compared with the seasonal averages, the start of the year was quite warm.
However, a cool spring brought an episode of hail. A drier summer began, with higher temperatures from July.
There was a notable lack of water in August, but a period of rain towards the end of the month before the dryness resumed.
Start of the grape harvest in the third week of September
White wines: late vintage, so good freshness. Very aromatic, full, structured and balanced
The capricious weather was a bit of a headache for winemakers
The season was relatively wet.
The first quarter of the year was quite mild but there was a lot of rain.
Spring was fairly cold with an episode of frost in mid-April, which had no serious impact on the Beaujolais vineyards.
Devastating thunderstorms at the start of the summer, in spite of a rise in temperatures.
July was hot and sunny, though there was a lot of rain, whilst August turned out very dry.
A relatively late vintage in comparison with previous years.