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Burgundy 2021 En Primeur

Burgundy 2021 En Primeur - Coming Soon!

 

We will be in Burgundy at the end of November 2022 to taste the 2021 vintage from barrel.  As usual, we will then expect to offer the wines from late autumn to early January, offering them for sale as allocations are confirmed to us.

 

The Growing Season in 2021 

Like much of France, the region was hit by hard frosts in early April, with continued cold weather preventing a second budding of the vines (which can often save a harvest).  The intense cold snap began on 5th April and lasted for several nights, even including 3cm of snow on the night of the 6th April.  This was followed by lows of -7°C on the 7th of April.  Domaine Drouhin Laroze experienced temperatures of -3°C to -4°C and saw more than 60% of their buds damaged.  

In June, hail struck much of the region.  July and August were cool and rather wet, hence there was pressure from mildew throughout.  September began promisingly with dry, warm weather, but in the second week, rain and cold temperatures struck again.  This forced some growers to pick, whilst others waited and were rewarded with warm weather at the end of the month.  

After three years of early harvests, 2021 saw a return to more traditional picking dates.  According to the BIVB, the harvest began around 18 September but was still completed by early October, as the yields were so reduced.  BIVB's President, Francois Labet, was quoted by The Drinks Business as saying that losses were between 30% and 50%, but much of this focused on the Côte de Beaune, where losses were more like 70%!  Chablis was also very badly hit.

 

Frost candles in Burgundy in April.  Costing around 8 Euros each , with a burn-time of 8 hours, 300-400 are needed per hectare.  Capable of changing the temperature around the vines by between +0.5°C + 2°C, they are hugely expensive and only economical for use in vineyards producing fruit for top-level wines.  Pic courtesy AP.

 

Fortunately, it appears some very good wines were made, in a fresh, classical style (echoes of Bordeaux 2021 there!).  The issue will be the variability of harvest and quality across the regions.  Red grapes were less affected than whites from the earlier-budding chardonnay, which we expect will be in scarce supply.  Everyone is hoping for a "small but beautiful" vintage.  We expect availability to vary greatly by domaine, depending on where the frosts hit.

October 2022

 

See Isabelle Meunier from the board of the Union des Producteurs et Vins de Mâcon (UPVM) discuss the growing season:

 

WHITE 2021 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly-Fuissé "Clos de Prouges" Tete de Cru 75cl £220 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
Pouilly-Fuissé "Clos de Prouges" Tete de Cru
2021 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"A cool, airy and elegant nose reflects notes of white fleshed fruit, spice and mineral reduction that are trimmed in more discreet wood influence. The rich and nicely concentrated medium weight flavors also possess a highly attractive mouthfeel that carries over to the very dry finish that is both more complex and a bit more persistent as well. 2027+. 91-93 points" Allen Meadows' Burghound
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Beaune Boucherottes 1er cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) 75cl £210 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Beaune Boucherottes 1er cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot)
2021 / / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) 75cl £330 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot)
2021 / / 75cl
£330 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2021 Louis Jadot - Beaune Grèves Le Clos Blanc 1er Cru, (Famille Gagey) 75cl £280 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Beaune Grèves Le Clos Blanc 1er Cru, (Famille Gagey)
2021 / / 75cl
£280 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Beaune Theurons 1er cru (Domaine Gagey) 75cl £210 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Beaune Theurons 1er cru (Domaine Gagey)
2021 / / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,110 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Bonnes Mares grand cru
2021 / / 75cl
£1,110 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Chambertin Clos de Bèze grand cru 75cl £1,110 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Chambertin Clos de Bèze grand cru
2021 / / 75cl
£1,110 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Les Fuées 1er cru 75cl £540 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Chambolle Musigny Les Fuées 1er cru
2021 / / 75cl
£540 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £665 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Charmes Chambertin grand cru
2021 / / 75cl
£665 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2021 Louis Jadot - Chassagne Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot 1er cru (Domaine) 75cl £395 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Chassagne Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot 1er cru (Domaine)
2021 / / 75cl
£395 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Clos St Denis grand cru (Famille Gagey) 75cl £855 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Clos St Denis grand cru (Famille Gagey)
2021 / / 75cl
£855 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £785 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Clos Vougeot grand cru
2021 / / 75cl
£785 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2021 Louis Jadot - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) 75cl £585 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot)
2021 / / 75cl
£585 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru (Heritiers Louis Jadot) 75cl £530 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Corton Pougets grand cru (Heritiers Louis Jadot)
2021 / / 75cl
£530 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru (Domaine) 75cl £480 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru (Domaine)
2021 / / 75cl
£480 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Marsannay Longerois (Domaine Jadot) 75cl £130 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Marsannay Longerois (Domaine Jadot)
2021 / / 75cl
£130 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2021 Louis Jadot - Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru (Domaine) 75cl £405 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru (Domaine)
2021 / / 75cl
£405 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Musigny grand cru 75cl £2,175 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Musigny grand cru
2021 / / 75cl
£2,175 per case of 3
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Nuits St Georges Les Boudots 1er Cru 75cl £430 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Nuits St Georges Les Boudots 1er Cru
2021 / / 75cl
£430 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2021 Louis Jadot - Pernand Vergelesses Clos de la Croix de Pierre (Domaine) 75cl £320 per case of 12 Louis Jadot
Pernand Vergelesses Clos de la Croix de Pierre (Domaine)
2021 / / 75cl
£320 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2021 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 1er Cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 1er Cru
2021 / / 75cl
£395 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2021 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru 75cl £280 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru
2021 / / 75cl
£280 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2021 Louis Jadot - Savigny Les Beaunes Blanc Clos des Guettes 1er cru (Domaine) 75cl £175 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Savigny Les Beaunes Blanc Clos des Guettes 1er cru (Domaine)
2021 / / 75cl
£175 per case of 6
IB
RED 2021 Louis Jadot - Volnay Clos de la Barre 1er Cru (Domaine) 75cl £315 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Volnay Clos de la Barre 1er Cru (Domaine)
2021 / / 75cl
£315 per case of 6
IB

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