Sunday, January 1, 2017

Domaine DIGIOIA-ROYER (Chambolle-Musigny): 2015s Tasted from Bottle, Tank, and Cask

This tiny estate in Burgundy has been producing consistently good wines since its beginning, the end of the 1990s.  

Michel Digioia said that for 2015 he’s lacking 25-30% in quantity from a normal harvest. (In 2016, he lost 60-70% of his crop in Chambolle, made nothing in Savigny-les-Beaune, and “only" lost 30% at Nuits-Saint-Georges. But for the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, he was within 5-10% of a normal vintage.) He began harvesting on 2 September. As usual, the grapes were entirely destemmed. Malolactic fermentations finished in spring 2016. (Continue reading here.)