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2012 Rhône En Primeur

The 2012 vintage in Rhône was a joy for vigneron and will be a joy for the consumer. Despite challenges with the weather, the winemakers are very proud of what they now exhibit.
 
Allowing for an understandable sense of pride, men not given to hyperbole have described 2012 as ‘une grande reussite’ by Jean-Louis Chave, and ‘elegant, open and floral’ by Jean Gonon.
 
The 2012 Rhône wines exhibit ripeness and elegance, with a gentler balance than some more austere vintages. I believe that these attractive qualities, together with the vintage’s great purity and ripeness of fruit, will make the 2012s satisfying over a very long period of time.

Vintage Key Points
  • yields down between 15 and 30% on the norm.
  • a very good harvest with ripeness, elegance and balanced acidity all evidenced.
  • lots of freshness in white and red wines, resulting from a relatively cool early summer.
  • most impressive performers can be located in the north, namely the rise and rise of Cornas and St Joseph.
  • the quality of 2012 is confirmed beyond doubt, but it’s also pleasing that the value remains as keen as ever.

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