Will Hargrove, Head of Fine Wine
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It feels to me, and I sense I am not alone, that both the 2022 (and 2023 that will follow) are important vintages for Burgundy. Why?
Well, let’s start with the fact that both are at (2022) or above (2023) the average in terms of yields/production. This, allied with the demand for Burgundy having been very high over a period in which vintages have been smaller (2012-2021), means that prudence in pricing would be wise. As some customers have seen, the prices of wines they used to buy every year have, in some cases, doubled over the last decade or less. It is a moment where both merchants and growers need to keep you, the customer, on board. It is also important that this pair of vintages continue to show innovation, experimentation and evolution in winemaking and a massive increase in the areas of Burgundy producing great wine, where good wine was more the historical output. Think communes such as Marsannay, Fixin etc. or areas like the Côte Chalonnaise and the Mâconnais. And yet Burgundy remains the mecca for so many and the reasons are clear – “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose…”
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