2013: a surprising vintage with great successes
Expected, rare, difficult ... there were plenty of adjectives to evoke the 2013 vintage. Today, it is with relief that the producers note that the quality of the wine is up to the work that it will have required. If, in terms of quantity, 2013 was not generous, great successes await you in terms of quality!
Marked by a difficult spring, 2013 is characterized by a production volume well below the average (- around 20%). Flowering, affected by rains and coolness, is the main reason.
Despite a rather hot summer, favorable to good maturity, the harvest did not start until the end of September and ended, in some vineyards, in mid-October. These are the latest harvests for a quarter of a century. Nevertheless, these remain historically traditional dates for Burgundy.
The Côte de Beaune
Part of the Côte de Beaune vineyard was severely affected by the violent hailstorm of July 23. Some vines have lost almost all of their harvest. The harvest was small. On the other hand, the quality is undeniably there: rich and intense aromas (citrus fruits, apple, almond, dried fruits…), fresh and opulent palate, beautifully balanced and of remarkable length. A vintage that will undoubtedly mark the spirits in whites.
The Pinots Noirs were able, thanks to late harvests, to reach good maturity. With their intense ruby red color and their floral, fruity and spicy nose, the wines are particularly flattering. On the palate, roundness and freshness are harmoniously balanced, before giving way to fine tannins, but very present, which firm up slightly on the finish. After a few years of aging, these wines will delight the most demanding palates.
The Côte Chalonnaise
The Côte de Chalonnaise has produced one of the smallest volumes in the last 20 years. It is also one of his latest harvests. These wines have a charming nose, evoking at the same time red berries, stone fruits and blond tobacco. Their mouth, full and tender, leans on a fine tannic structure, while keeping a pleasant freshness.