Another good year with slightly lighter wines than the previous vintage
Spring was unexceptional. A heavy frost early in May helped to restrict growth, leading to a small crop of well-developed fruit. July and August were very warm, but September saw 10 days of rain. By the time the harvest started, however, on the 2nd of October, the fine weather had returned. On the whole, the Chardonnay fared well under the conditions, producing better wines than the Pinot.
Unlike Bordeaux, a small vintage, especially in white, as a result of frost in May. The white wines were of respectable quality, better than the reds, but they are now too old.
Jadot’s Chevalier-Montrachet Les Demoiselles, one of the few sampled recently that still had life and quality.