Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Joseph Drouhin (Beaune) -- 2014 Part I: Côte Chalonnaise and Côte de Beaune Reds Tasted from Bottle, Tank Sample, and Cask Sample

Drouhin makes wine from Chablis to the Beaujolais, so conditions were variable, especially with hail, which hit the vines on the Côte de Beaune hard and less so in the Mâconnais; additionally, millerandage reduced some yields by 30% from a normal vintage. Overall, Drouhin estimates that 2014 was 5-10% below an average harvest, and in line with the ten-year average. (Continue reading here.)