In 2016 every grape counts in Burgundy


Spring 2016 in the Bourgogne winegrowing was anything but settled. However, thanks to a radiant summer and an equally glorious September, it’s not all doom and gloom as the harvest season is now in full swing. They will be a challenge though, due to variations in the fruit.

In 2016, the vines required a great deal of care and attention. Various hiccups in the weather (frost, hail) left their mark on the vines. The vines in those plots hardest hit will provide very few or even no grapes at all. A few went on to bud again, producing fruit-bearing canes. On some, the healthy grapes are really enjoying the good conditions. In some areas, it may be necessary to harvest in several goes. In general, the vines that escaped the bad weather have produced generous bunches.

The first grapes to be picked – those used for Crémant de Bourgogne wines – were brought into the winery on around 10 September in the southern Mâconnais. For still wines, picking is set to begin between 19 and 27 September, depending on the sector and the varietal.
The harvests will no doubt take place over a longer period than normal. Patience and close attention will be the order of the day for this vintage that will be unlike any other.


September 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
You need to login or register to view the info.
You need to login or register to access this functionality.
To write comments you need to login or register.
BWW-Best Wine of the World -competition 2017

BWW -Best Wine of the World -competition has started.  We welcome You to join thousands of experts to choose the best wines of the world. You decide the winners by voting! 


PLEASE, VOTE YOUR FAVOURITE WINES NOW and make the difference! 


You can vote any Red/White wines from vintages 2008-2017 and Champagnes from 2002 vintage. Just use our search engine to find your favourite wines.


BWW is the largest and most important wine competition in the world in terms of amount of wines, consumers and professionals.    

La Cuvée NV (10's), Laurent-Perrier
Eisenberg DAC Reserve 2015, Weingut Thom Wachter
Tiara 2008, Niepoort
Vinha da Francisca Douro Red 2014, Quinta Vale D. Maria
E Series Shiraz - Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Elderton Wines