Tuesday, 17 December 2013

2012 Rhône En Primeur Vintage Report

Our 2012 Rhône En Primeur offer is in full swing, and more and more critics and buyers are falling for the charms of the vintage. It has fruit, it has freshness, it has structure, it has charm… Not a blockbuster vintage like 2010, it’s more restrained, with lovely balance and approachability. Check out our offer here!

Here some excerpts from Madeline's first impressions of the 2012 vintage following her visit to the region in late summer:

The first stop was Chapoutier. We had a walk around the Hermitage vines, where there was quite a strange phenomenon happening – within the same parcels of vines, bunches of grapes were drastically different in size. Not millenderage, as the berries were reasonably uniform within the bunches, but one whole vine would have tiny tightly packed bunches and another would have large, quite developed looking grapes. No one could really explain it, but as the days pass the smaller ones seemed to be gradually catching up.  2013 already has very good quality potential, but there will not