Portuguese wine is impressively varied for such a small country. Styles range from the cool, fresh whites of the north to the big, bold reds of the south, with everything in between. The variety of wine styles produced is as vast as the country’s varied topography. From the lush, rainy north to the parched south, an astonishing range of grape varieties are grown, each perfectly suited to the diverse terrain. Over the centuries, regions have specialized in specific varieties.
Hail hit Beaujolais on July 10, and for the second year in a row, the same regions were affected. While a large area was damaged, the worst hit was endured by what is now known locally as “hail alley”—which runs from Regnié through Morgon, Chiroubles, Fleurie and Moulin-à-Vent. Damage is still being assessed, according to Mélina Condy Benedic of Inter-Beaujolais, the association of Beaujolais producers. It’s possible that many vines will recover. “The hailstones were not big,” says Condy Benedic.
During the last week of March and the first week of April, I did something I’ve never done before: I awarded six Bordeaux wines potentially perfect 100-point scores. Why potentially? These and 250 other wines I tasted during en primeur were still in barrel from the 2016 harvest. The last three vintages—2014, 2015 and 2016—have delivered a plethora of fine wines. Vintage 2014 was a fruity relief after three lame years. Vintage 2015 was the first really fine year since 2010. And now there is 2016.
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