Burgundy 2018 overview – part 1

Benjamin Leroux in Beaune

Having toured some of the best cellars in Burgundy last month, Julia describes the genesis of the wines and finds reasons to be cheerful. See also Part 2, on how the wines tasted. To find our alphabetically presented tasting articles, see this guide to Burgundy 2018.

‘Joyful’ was the word used by producers such as Véronique Drouhin of Joseph Drouhin in Beaune and Cyrielle Rousseau at Domaine Armand Rousseau in Gevrey to describe 2018, and it was a great pleasure to taste these embryonic wines. However healthy the grapes were at harvest, it was a complicated year for the growers...