2015 Rhône vintage – exceptional


Yohan Castaing sends this report. 

In 2015, the Bordelais are optimistic (as always), but they must show some restraint because the harvest is still to be completed ( see Gavin Quinney’s latest report ). This is not the case for the Rhône Valley. In the northern Rhône, the majority of winegrowers have harvested and vinification has started. All the vignerons agree on the high potential of this vintage. 

Marcel Guigal confessed to his son that in 55 vintages he has never seen a vintage like 2015. ‘Everything is perfect’, said Philippe Guigal. ‘The flowering and fruit set took place in...