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2017 White Burgundy

A year of joyful, ripe, fruity chardonnay

2017 White Burgundy

By buying these white Burgundies from our en primeur offer, you’ll be securing your share of a sunny vintage that has given us a crop of delicious, ripe chardonnays to enjoy.

By buying these white Burgundies from our en primeur offer, you’ll be securing your share of a sunny vintage that has given us a crop of delicious, ripe chardonnays to enjoy.

This is a concentrated year, with flavours ranging between apples and peaches, underpinned by good structure and food-friendly ‘grip’. For those who’ve had the pleasure, you could say that these wines combine the richness of the 2015 vintage with the freshness of the 2016s.

The wines will arrive in the UK next spring and, thanks to their ripeness, all will make for attractive drinking in their youth, while their natural concentration means that many will mature well in the mid-term too. Most importantly, all will give great pleasure, whenever you decide to pull the cork.


The Wines

The Wines



 
 




2017: The Weather

2017: The Weather

The vines flowered in hot weather, resulting in a lower crop than usual, which was good news for quality. Overall, it was quite an easy year in the vineyards, apart from a close shave with frost in late April, which saw growers burn wet straw to lessen the risk and, thankfully, escape with minimal damage. On 10th July some hail in Pouilly-Fuissé destroyed 10% of the crop in Vergisson and Solutré.

With 20% less rainfall than usual, this was a sunnier, drier year, leading to an early harvest (beginning at the end of August and ending mid-September). A little rain in early September was beneficial, helping to unblock certain vines that had suffered from water stress. The grapes were harvested in good conditions and were ripe and healthy.


Diam Corks

Diam Corks

All the wines here are bottled using Diam corks. They are manufactured from cork using patented processes which have solved the problem of cork taint and variable porosity. More information


Toby Morrhall

Toby Morrhall
Society Buyer



This offer will close at 8pm, Tuesday 21st August, 2018.