the weekly vintage update…


Hail! In the last week there has been rain everywhere – anywhere between 12-36mm – and in some places it has been accompanied by hail; near Meursault-Puligny and Marsannay on June 3rd plus another (shorter) episode took place between Chambolle and Gevrey on June 8th. Vineyard damage was rare not least because the ‘grapes’ are so small. It does keep everyone on their toes, though!

For now, the 2020 vintage remains just ahead of the 2007 and 2011 vintages in terms of precocity and 3 weeks ahead of 2019 – that’s despite the cooler, wetter weather of the last days. Last week only the Hautes Côtes still had some flowering to complete, but now it’s all done.

Short and sweet – that’s enough for now!

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “the weekly vintage update…”

  1. The Wine Company11th June 2020 at 11:05 amPermalinkReply

    Hi Bill. Some of your reviews are marked with a light blue colour. I can’t find any explanation regarding this on your site but I suppose it’s because these wines are special (good, value etc?)?

    • billn11th June 2020 at 11:41 amPermalinkReply

      They are the best of the best. I’ve written it in many places over the years.
      Hope that helps

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