The 2010 VINTAGE
The 2009-2010 winter was classic overall, but was marked by a brutal phenomenon on 19 December: a staggering drop in temperature (-20°C), rising to +10°C on 21 December.
January-February had seasonal weather, with the last frosts from 9-14 March.
April, mild and dry, saw the start of the vegetative period, with the chillier month of May marking a slowdown in the vine's growth.
The first vine flowers were observed on 6 June, with full flowering around 12-14 June and the end around the 22nd. High temperatures continued until mid-July - the start of a cool damp spell lasting until the end of August.
The weather warmed up again at the beginning of September, while a hailstorm hit the Santenay vineyard on the 12th. In Puligny, the ripest grapes developed a bit of botrytis at that time. The harvest, initially set for 20 September, was brought forward to the 17th. It lasted a week, enjoying a spell of fine dry weather up to the very last day.
The musts are showing good balance, with alcoholic fermentation occurring normally. Malolactic fermentation is taking place more slowly, revealing well-defined wines with lovely purity.
They can be appreciated, at the earliest:
Bourgogne Blanc starting in 2013
Puligny-Montrachet starting in 2014
Premiers Crus starting in 2015
Grands Crus starting in 2017
Montrachet starting in 2021
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