Burgundy 2016

by  |  28-11-2016

When in Burgundy in March for Grands Jour, it was happier times. The winemakers had come off of the very good and excellent vintages of 2014 and 2015–something generally unheard of in this exalted, yet climatically marginal regional that seems so disinclined to producing wine each year. The good spirits didn’t last long as things started going sideways shortly after and Burgundy in 2016 became the typical, difficult Burgundy. To get to the point from the beginning, there are going to be very few wines from 2016, probably half for many cellars and some even up to 65% or more. A great deal of this was brought on by a late frost in April that was historic in its magnitude and severity. There was a great deal of devastation in Chablis but some producers fared better as they’re prepared for such things with frost alarms. Others were no however and […]
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