Just in from our growers in Burgundy Philippe and Xavier Barbet at Jean Loron.
All the grapes in Beaujolais are hand harvested.
“As already announced end of June, 2017 is a great vintage for the red wines and a good vintage for white wines. Even though the Beaujolais region has encountered ups and downs in terms of yield over the past few years; it has produced wonderful and amazing vintages: 2009, 2011, 2015 and now 2017”
They continue “It is a small harvest with a low yield (even without the vineyards touched by the hailstorms) but the quality is excellent. The number of bunches per vine is quite high, around 13 instead of 9 -10 on average. The bunches are yet short with small berries and thick skins, explaining this low yield. The first juices are great: nice maturity with a perfect balance on acidity, an intense colour and various aromas, depending on the different « terroirs ». It is a wonderful vintage!”.