By Juel Mahoney
The Bibendum Team are on their way to Burgundy to taste the 2011 vintage. Visit the blog this week for updates direct from the cellars.
There is no better way to understand a Burgundy vintage than to go out there and taste the wines directly from the barrel and meet the winemakers. So, with bags packed full of warm socks and fingerless gloves to cope with days spent in chilly cellars, the Bibendum team are on our way to the Cote d’Or…
This trip we will be catching up with producers such as Robert-Denogent who have been part of the Bibendum family since we began way back in 1982. We are also excited to meet some new producers for the first time.
2011 should be a fascinating vintage to taste. Unlike recent vintages, the weather was very unpredictable – and this pushed winemakers to the absolute limit. We are armed with anarray of searching questions: how did the winemakers cope with the conditions? Did everyone experience the same problems – or are were some appellations saved from the worst of the troubles? Where can you find quality this year? Are the wines built to last? And what about those pesky ladybirds??
Stay tuned to the blog this week to find out what the 2011 vintage was really like and what that means if you love the beautiful wines from this region.