2015 - First impressions

Our estate in Burgundy
This year the colours were revealed very quickly; they are now red, deep, of high intensity.
The fermenting process was controlled to avoid too quick fermentations that would have been over within a few days due to natural sugar content and native yeasts. Globally, fermentations and post-fermentations lasted 3 weeks. We are now progressively racking off the vats.
The tastings reveal a very nice ruby-red colour. Aromas are very fruity and concentrated.
The wines show both an interesting tannic balance and a beautiful freshness, in spite of a rather low level of malic acidity. The maturing process will continue over the next months.

They are all finishing or undergoing their alcoholic fermentations and are now still low in sugar.
They kept their fruity, floral and powerful aromas all through the fermenting process.
The Mâconnais wines offer sweeter aromas than those from the Chablis area, probably because the grapes were more concentrated with little juice, as a consequence of the lack of water during the year. The Chablis wines are very pleasant. The whites from Côte d'Or are complex and full-bodied.

At this stage, it is difficult to compare 2015 to another vintage, but at present the wines look promising and are evolving nicely.

Frédéric DROUHIN
September 30th 2015