Mâcon vineyards in Burgundy

Stephen Brook and Gerard Basset OBE MW MS offer their summary of the Burgundy 2014 vintage growing season and their first view of the wines.

Burgundy

2013 White Burgundy *Vintage guide updated January 2017 Weather Conditions The miserable flowering period and the savage hailstorms in July severely reduced the crop of Chardonnay. The vines continued their…

2009 white Burgundy   *Vintage guide updated January 2017 Weather Conditions Spring was warm and flowering early and uneventful. Nor did the stormy conditions in mid-July do much serious damage,…

Weather Conditions Flowering took place in cool weather in June. The summer was warm and humid,. And once again mildew and oidium caused problems. Moreover it was clear that the…

Burgundy

Weather Conditions Flowering was protracted, and the summer was warm and dry if not especially sunny, with high temperatures in August. There was some frost and hail in the Mâconnais.…

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Weather Conditions Flowering was early if somewhat uneven. June and July were unsettled, and August was hot and stormy. Rain in early September provoked a little rot, but nothing that…

Weather Conditions Very warm weather in June led to a swift flowering. The summer was unsettled and August was relatively cool, but late August and all September was sunny and…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions After an unsettled spring, flowering was late and difficult. There was some scattered hail damage. But the summer was dry and hot, with a little welcome rain in…

Weather Conditions The summer was hot and dry, but the weather deteriorated in late August, and there was more rain from September 10. Harvesting began on the Côte de Beaune…

Weather Conditions 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…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions After a warm May, June was very wet, and flowering was protracted. But the summer was fine, except for rain in late August, ands fine weather resumed in…

Meursault Burgundy - red burgundy

Weather Conditions April frost was a major problem, but other factors such as hail on June and August and a late flowering also helped to reduce yields severely. Parts of…

Weather Conditions The spring was dry, but cool weather in June led to uneven, drawn-out flowering. Nonetheless the grapes caught up in terms of maturation during the hot summer that…

Meursault Burgundy - red burgundy

Weather Conditions A mild winter and spring resulted in early, profuse vegetation. Flowering was early but prolonged. Summer was hot and dry, with long hours of sunshine. Luckily, enough rain…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions An unexceptional winter was followed by a mild but damp spring that continued well into early summer. Despite the wet conditions, flowering was adequate. Temperatures picked up by…

Meursault Burgundy - red burgundy

Weather Conditions Early spring was warm and mainly dry, resulting in early budding. However, heavy rainfall and cool temperatures during May and June caused damage to the flowering. Conditions were…

Weather Conditions A cold winter segued into a cool, wet spring. The weather did not really improve until early June, which saw a late flowering take place under near-ideal conditions.…

Weather Conditions Despite a frosty winter in Chablis, the vines escaped relatively unscathed and produced a good crop of grapes. Flowering was late on the Côte de Beaune, and this…