With the 2019 vintage all but inaccessible due to Covid-19 restrictions, the region returned to business as usual for 2020. Marsh tried every Burgundy 2020 vintage in each cellar to compile a comprehensive overview.
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She tasted in Burgundy throughout a cold, wet, and often foggy November, visiting more than 100 domaines, from Chablis to the Chalonnais. For the few producers she could not get to, samples were sent to her London office in December and January.
Marsh writes: “Classic Burgundy from an extreme season. Who would have thought the hot and dry summer, in which many completed the entire harvest in August, could possibly produce such a fresh and energetic style, although the vintage is more consistent for white than for red.”
On the reds, Marsh notes: “Nobody expected this freshness from such a vintage, the wines being concentrated but lively, fresh, and lucid. This stylistic group is finely balanced and harmonious.”
To celebrate the imminent release of en primeur offers, The World of Fine Wine is offering its subscribers the inside line by collating all of Marsh’s coverage into one authoritative and easy-to-follow guide, which you can read here.
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