Produced ripe, flavoursome wines generally, and superb cru Beaujolais
After a rapid even flowering in June, a fine spring was marred only by hail in May. July was wet, prompting a good deal of mildew. August was warm, so sugar levels rose steadily, while acidities remained satisfactory. There was heavy rain from 21 to 24 September and early October, but there was no rot.
Most growers on the Côte de Beaune picked from 15 September; those on the Côte de Nuits a week later. Thanks to the grapes’ thick skins, there was no dilution, and the reds have turned out very successfully: rich and well balanced.
Quality was even throughout the region.