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The 2022 vintage encapsulates what Bourgogne does best: Generosity and promise! After three years of quality without quantity, with yields impacted by weather events, it is certainly welcome, taking some of the pressure off sales and allowing stocks to be built back up.
Volumes in 2021 were exceptionally low, with under one million hectoliters, but the winegrowers have produced fine wines reminiscent of older vintages, with degrees close to those of the 1990s. In the end, the 2021 vintage offers lively wines with delicate aromas that can be enjoyed in their youth.
And the story of 2016 will linger in the memory. The wines of this vintage have proved to be excellent, despite the whims of the weather that tormented vines and winegrowers throughout the year. But one year on from the harvest, there is no doubt – 2016 was small in terms of quantity, but great in terms of quality.
Long-awaited, scarce, difficult… There were a lot of adjectives floating around to describe the 2013 vintage. And now, it is with some relief that Bourgogne wine producers can see their efforts to produce this quality vintage weren’t in vain.
Thanks to some unusual weather conditions - which could be becoming the norm, given what happened in 2012 - the 2011 vintage is characterized by some delicious aromas and flavors.
These are wines to be enjoyed relatively young.
2007 was a surprising year. Although rain and bad weather set in for the summer in July, a radical change occurred at the end of August. With the help of the sun and the north wind in the first few days of September, the grapes were able to dry and ripen in peace.
Bound for glory from the moment it was harvested, so perfect were the conditions attending its birth, the 2005 can only be described in superlatives and all have been freely employed: exceptional ripeness, grapes in perfect health, exemplary bunches, etc.
2004 will go down in memory as a good year that took us by surprise. Weather conditions during the growing season were capricious and this, together with a heavy crop and slow maturation, militated against optimism.
The wines of the "heat-wave vintage" were highly concentrated from the start thanks to the exceptionally hot and sunny weather conditions and the extraordinarily early harvest that resulted, but elevage has matured them and they are beginning to exhibit the qualities of refinement and distinction that befit Burgundy wines made from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.