Monday, April 23, 2018

Domaine DIGIOIA-ROYER (Chambolle-Musigny) -- 2016 Tasted from Bottle and Barrel

Michel Digioia said that for the whole domaine, his production was only 40% of a full vintage. Chambolle, of course, was very badly hit, and no wine was produced from Savigny-les-Beaune.

He began harvesting on 25 September, and the Hautes Côtes de Nuits was harvested on 30 September. Malolactic fermentations were a little later than usual here — the Chambolles finished in April and May, the Bourgogne-Hautes Côtes de Nuits in July. As usual, grapes were entirely destemmed.

One definitely feels the effect of the frost in the concentration of these wines. (Continue reading here.)