Each vintage brings out the character of its terroirs in its own way. Soil, grape variety, sunshine, temperature, rainfall (especially in late summer and early autumn) all contribute to bring out the wines' expression, subtly different every year.
Different every time, but always closely linked to the soil which imprints its character on them from the start, but seasonal conditions also make their mark. the aromatic intensity and power of a given wine may be variable. This offers the wine-lover the pleasure of making discoveries, of experiencing excitement of discovery: terroir gives the framework, yearly conditions add the detail.
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The weather in 2008 was capricious. Even
so, today we are faced with wines, both red and white, that are
straightforward, clean-cut and with well-defined aromas. A sunny September
produced good results. The 2008 is
a fine vintage which puts the spotlight on terroirs - Beaujolais, Mâconnais and
Bourgogne. But yields were low.
- Following a rather mild winter, April and early May were exceptionally warm.
- A "classic" year in Burgundy, drier than 2007. The summer was fine, though August was damp.
- The winter was cold and rather harsh with an unexpected snowfall at the beginning of March.
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