Burgundy 2018 overview – part 2

Jacques Devauges at Dom des Lambrays

Julia describes what she found in the glass during her tour of the Côte d'Or last month. In part 1 published yesterday she reported on the quirks of the growing season. To find our alphabetically presented tasting articles, see this guide to Burgundy 2018.

Ripeness and alcohol levels

During my visit to Burgundy to taste the 2017s in November 2018, I heard some comments about the high sugar levels in the grapes in the 2018 harvest, and thus high potential alcohol levels, and fears of possible stuck ferments – when the yeasts can’t cope with the high alcohol and give up...