Champagne 2020 – a vintage year?

Champagne harvest 2020 with face coverings

In the final part of his three-part report on the situation in the Champagne region, Tim Hall of Scala Wine asks those in the know about the likely quality of 2020 wines. See Tuesday's setting the scene and yesterday's beyond the deal.

Michel Drappier of Champagne Drappier, in Urville in the southern Côte des Bar, or Aube, certainly believes in 2020:

‘Vintage for sure. Very healthy grapes, no botrytis, no disease. The only problem in some exposures was sunburn and some shrivelling. Yes, acidity was low but only on the taille (second pressings) and we do not use the...