Chablis harvest down by 40% in places

Monday, 22 October, 2012
Decanter.com
With most of the grapes now picked in Chablis, growers are broadly pleased with quality of the 2012 vintage although quantity is down by up to 40% in some villages.
The difficult growing season has led to the reduced yields, particularly in the Premier and Grand Crus. 

At Domaine des Malandes yields are down by 15-20% in their Premier Cru vineyards, whereas in nearby Domaine Louis Michel & Fils they are down twice this amount. Guillaume Gicqueau-Michel, winemaker at Louis Michel said, ‘2012 has been a very complicated vintage in the vineyards. Yields are unsurprisingly down, up to 40% in places.’ 

The 2012 growing season was challenging from the outset. 

WineLand

Chablis, France.
Chablis, France.

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