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Guillaume Tardy on Vintage review

This show was published 17 September 2011


Domaine Jean Tardy is located in Vosne-Romanee in the Cote-d'Or, Burgundy. In part two of our interview with Guillaume Tardy we hear about the 2011 vintage.

The 2011 vintage can be summed up as hot and dry at the start and wet and cool towards the end. How the wines will turn out is too early to predict but 2011 should, at least, be described as a good vintage. January to April was very dry with no rain to speak of. The hot and dry Spring led to an early bud burst in mid April - usually this doesn't occur until the beginning of May. Flowering started early in the third week of May rather than the first week of June. The rain came in July bringing with it cooler weather and less sun and extending the ripening period from 100 to 110 days. We hear how the period between véraison (the onset of ripening) and harvest time is crucial for the colour, structure and flavours in wine. Guillame also recalls past vintages such as 2005, 2007 and 2009 and describes how the wines compare from the different vintages.


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