A Summary of the French 2003 Harvest
What to Expect from Those Wines
by David Furer
Jul 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Burgundy With cuvées often exceeding 13 percent alcohol, the effects of the hot, sunny weather that set in from May's end through August helped to create dense wines. Indeed, the August 13 ban de vendange in the Saône-et-Loire was the earliest ever recorded anywhere in Burgundy. The northernmost vineyard of Chablis began its harvest August 25. Rich, tannic reds somewhat compensate for the slightly lowered acidity and should drink well early to mid-term, while those who carried out leaf-pulling a...
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