The 2012 Burgundy Briefing Vintage Report is an in-depth assessment of the 2012 vintage on the Côte d’Or. From hail to sun burn it was not an easy season. This is a tale of two red vintages; the hail ravaged Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits. As the old vignerons say, “a goût de trop peu,” but where it is good, it is lovely.
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 comprehensivevintage reports, one for red wine another for white, which follow a similar format. They include plenty of contributions from the growers and hence cover 60 pages, however I summarise first with the key facts.