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Burgundy looking at “surprisingly good” year

on 07/10/11 at 3:03 pm


Chablis may be the star of 2011 for Burgundy as the quality is assessed in the vats.

According to James Simpson MW, sales director for Pol Roger Portfolio, which represents Drouhin in the UK, it is the Chablis that has attracted particular praise.

Simpson explained that Frédéric Drouhin, managing director of Maison Joseph Drouhin, had said that he was “impressed with the quality” he was seeing in his vats.

“He told me that yields were down,” said Simpson, “but that it was looking surprisingly good overall, although everything is still bubbling away and it’s a little too early to tell yet.”

While 2011 ferments, Simpson also said that they were looking ahead to the forthcoming 2010 campaign.

As with 2011, last year was a small harvest and this could lead to problems with allocations, particularly on the back of the generous 2009 vintage.



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