Burgundy 2012, two strategies
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 encouraged both downy and...
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