This 2012 Vintage made things difficult. We encountered great pressure due to diseases and hale, especially in Volnay and Pommard, nothing was spared for us.
As a first consequence, volumes took a nose dive (of 90%) , aggravating the fact that the 2010 and 2011 yields had already been far below the average.
The advantage however in this type of vintage, is that the more ‘resistant’ grapes generally have thicker skins, thus enabling a deeper and slower ripening and a skin/juice balance allowing to reach a high quality concentration for vinification.
Reds are subsequently, quite often, concentrated wines with a lovely fresh and crisp balance.
Whites reflect this similarly.