As it is often the case in Burgundy, the 2008 vintage strained the winemakers’ nerves throughout the summer. August especially, wetter than usual, required full protection against mildew. A careful thinning out of the leaves was necessary to prevent botrytis.
Fortunately, September confirmed the statistics showing this month, on average, as the driest of the year.
From the 7th of September, the north wind settled, without interruption until the end of the harvest.
It stopped the development of botrytis and allowed us to wait safely, for harvesting, until the end of September in view to obtain a perfect maturity.
It also helped for the water to evaporate through the skin of berries, which in turn totally counteract the month of Augusts’rainfall.
After a very slow malolactic fermentation that erased the excess acidity mainly due to malic acid, the wines present a good structure, with a bright colour and fresh aromas, thus respecting the identity of each one of them.
Thanks to the dates of harvest and its constitution, this vintage takes us back half a century, before the effects of global warming.
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