The year on the label is taken as a guarantee of quality. Is this a reliable indicator? Deciphering Beaujolais wines. It specifies the year in which the grapes used to make it were harvested. It is an important indicator of the quality of a wine because it mainly relates to the weather in the particular year.
Beaujolais: revival of the fittest
Beaujolais: revival of the fittest - Decanter
The grapes are generally very small here too — of-course a little coulure at flowering has, in some cases, contributed, but generally, it is the dry of the year that is responsible. Storms were forecast for yesterday but I only saw one or two flashes of lightning. Michel is very-much the architect of the modern wine domaine in Burgundy. This is a business established in Beaune in and developed by Michel and his brother, Jean-Claude. Michel presided over the financial health of some plus domaines from a time when a domaine could hardly support a growing family, through financial crisies of one form or another, to the modern day when previously undreamed of wealth lies within the vineyard land and the wines that are produced from it.
Want to find out how your birth-year fared? Or want to know which vintages are drinking well now? Our Port vintage guide has you covered…. A magnificent vintage, hard on the heels of Rich, intense, powerful fruit-driven wines balanced by unusual freshness and verve.
Drink between: - Add My Dates. Add My Food Pairing Tags. Horribly undrinkable. Could not begin to describe all of the yucky. My apologies to the vintner for waiting so long to drink.