2003 white Burgundy
Opulent wines for early drinking
As in most of Europe, Burgundy experienced the 2003 heatwave that began with a very warm spring and then an incredibly hot June, July and August with some but little rain. Better growers managed their vineyards to ensure the heat did not scorch the grapes and retard ripening but in many cases, the grapes were very ripe and lacking in acidity. The oldest vineyards generally fared best in the heat. The harvest for white Burgundy was complete by 1 September.
Domaine Patrick Javillier