Vintage Report 2007

The 2007 Burgundy Briefing Vintage Report is an assessment of the 2007 vintage on the Côte d’Or and in Chablis. It is a pretty vintage for reds with perfumed Pinots, while the whites are racy and straight.

The report has, in recent years, become a valuable tool for buying the expensive wines of Burgundy, but remans true its original concept to be an engaging insight into the region, aimed at those who wish to keep informed about Burgundy’s latest vintage and its people.

The introductory vintage reports have become much longer in more recent vintages as I changed focus to make slightly fewer visits and collect more information for these reports and in particular the village and vineyards sections within them. The 2007 ‘vintage vantage point’ is more in-depth than in previous vintages, covering the points below, but not without the detail of more recent vintages. There were a record number of domaine visits for the 2006s. Katherine Richardson MW divided the red with me.

Vintage Vantage Point

  • The defining factors of the season which have shaped the wines.
  • Analysis: Considering sugar, acidity and tannins and how they are balanced.
  • How the vintage was handled in winery.
  • Style is considered with plenty of contributions from the growers
  • Quality; my assessment and the growers’ opinions.
  • Vintage comparions.
  • An overview of each of the principal villages on the Côte d’Or evaluating the style and quality.
  • Ageing capacity and when to drink the wines.

Tasting Notes

The bulk of the report consists of approximately 275 pages of tasting notes with introductions to the domaine or negoce (111 visits). The wines are evaluated and those which stood out in each cellar have been marked with an asterisk. The 2006 and 2006 vintage in Chablis was tasted at 14 domaines.

Hit lists

My selection of favourite red a white wines from the wines asterisked.


Nicolas Rossignol

The report can be purchased for £55. It will be emailed as pdfs on receipt of payment via Paypal. If you wish to purchase it by cheque or by bank transfer, please contact me by email. The pdfs are sent manually, so please be patient if you do not receive it immediately, particularly in May, June and October when I am in Burgundy.