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Aidan in Burgundy

Burgundy 2016 EN PRIMEUR

 

 

The 2016 Burgundy vintage has turned out a lovely selection of ripe succulent Pinot Noir and many beautifully delineated and pure white wines.  As has been widely reported this is quite a small vintage in terms of production due to a late frost on 27th April and inclement weather though May and June.  For some producers these conditions reduced yields by up to 90% but for others a second fruit set and a wonderful July and August enabled them to harvest healthy fruit, albeit not much of it.

 

The hallmarks of the vintage are the ripeness levels married to soft structures that give instant appeal.  The 2016 reds are dark and silky with beautiful purity and finesse whilst the whites are beautifully fleshy. 

 

 

 

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