The 2008 Burgundy Briefing Vintage Report considers the 2008 vintage on the Côte d’Or. It was a cold season in which the whites benefited from a brisk North wind in September, which concentrated both sugar and acidity.
The report has become a valuable tool for buying these expensive wines, 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.
There are two vintage reports, one for red wine another for white, which follow a similar format. They include contributions from the growers and cover 28 pages in total. While not quite as comprehensive as the reports from 2009 onwards, at which point I expanded the village and vineyards section, but they cover the points below. I summarise first with a few key facts.