Germany 2013 - late, small and medium
There are two ways of devising a vintage report: to scan through the daily post, read the short resumés sent by producers seemingly content with their season's results and write about another (almost) vintage of the century, or to ring a few growers, knowing that some of them, after a lengthy and merciless interrogation, will eventually break into tears and start telling you the honest truth. After decades in the business I have identified some of these soft touches, and it is upon their confessions that my 2013 vintage assessment is based. For producers in all regions the development in the vineyards followed very much the...
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