Burgundy 2012, two strategies
8 Oct 2012 by Guest contributor
Yohan Castaing writes: Let's be honest about it, 2012 was a difficult year in Burgundy (as reported here ). But a difficult growing season does not necessarily mean poor-quality wine. For some experts, such as Jacky Rigaux, 2012 brings back memories of 1977, particularly in terms of the cold, rainy weather during the flowering period. There was a lot of rain during the spring, leading to late flowering and a lot of floral abortion. The late flowering led to a reduction in the size of the berries produced (millerandage) and less aeration of the berries on the cluster, leaving them vulnerable to mildew. Cold weather and rain...

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