Thursday, January 22, 2015

2013 Burgundies -- Summary of Vintage Conditions

When I visited Burgundy in October and November 2013 to taste the 2012s, Sylvain Pitiot of Clos de Tart summed up the general opinion of the producers that I visited: 2012 was the most difficult vintage he’d ever done – until 2013. In spite of that, producers promised decent wines from 2013 (although in reduced quantities), but nothing more. A year later, the wines at estates I visited mostly exceeded expectations. (Continue reading here.)