This is a vintage which reflects the current direction of wine making in Burgundy. The wines are fabulously accessible, showing their colours early on. However, despite this ease and grace, they unquestionably have the structure and substance to guarantee longevity.
Whites | The white wines, in both Chablis and Côte d’Or, are everything growers and consumers could wish for. They reflect 2022’s warmer seasons with an appealing volume of fruit, charming yellow fruit flavours and sensible alcohol levels, around 13%. Lively and fresh, they are however lower in acidity than their 2021 counterparts.
Reds | The recurring word in my red wine notes was “polish”. The warm summer guaranteed healthy ripe fruit, but not to excess, with average alcohol levels between 13% and 13.5%. The fruit characters are classic Pinot Noir, with seductive aromatics. The tannins are silkier than in any recent vintage. Acidity levels are not high, but the wines have a rewarding mouth-watering freshness, giving both lift and energy.