Burgundy enjoyed exceptional weather conditions in 1996.
It was a dry year which, at the beginning of June, caused a burst in the vegetation.
From 7 to 12 June, particularly short flowering enabled very homogeneous ripening of the grape berries.
The change of colour in the grapes started on 30 July, with ripening evolving slowly due to cool temperatures.
At the beginning of September, the north wind extended this period of cool weather, explaining the perfect, healthy state of the harvest.
The harvest began on 29 September; the vinification of the wines was marked by long fermentation and an acidity level superior to that of the preceding vintages.
The 1996s are wines that are both powerful and elegant, complex and harmonious.
As with 1995, the 1996 vintage will improve further over time.
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