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Vintage 2014

“If there’s one sure sign of autumn in full swing for the wine trade, it’s the influx of vintage reports hitting inboxes. Here are a few snippets of what we’ve heard, quite literally, on the grapevine.

“…In Chablis, spirits are high for the prospects of 2014. ‘The skin is pale yellow, which shows the ripeness without excess, with thick, ripe skins. Health conditions was so good that sorting was carried on only to remove leaves. The juice has a remarkable balance, with nice acidity, without too much malic acid,’ says Gregory Viennois of Domaine Laroche. The ripening season was extended thanks to early flowering and warm, dry conditions throughout summer.”

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Richard Hemming, October 21, 2014
Vintage 2014