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France’s best wines of 2012

France’s best wines of 2012

News from 24/05/2013

As usual, the Revue du Vin de France has published its edition dedicated to the latest vintage to be harvested.  2012 was one of the most difficult years for decades, and between the rain, drought, and hail, each region ran into its own special mix of problems.    It’s said that such a year is a winemaker’s year, because it is his or her talent and the direct result of the choices made in the vineyard and cellar that will make the difference.  As the article says, “you have to know how to pick and choose to find the nuggets from a very varied 2012 vintage.”

The magazine’s journalists travelled to the four corners of France tasting wines to find the best triumphs.  From the thousands of wines tasted, the wines from three of Gourmet Odyssey’s partner winemakers were included chosen.

In Alsace, Domaine Stentz-Buecher saw its Riesling Ortel selected in the Great Success category.  It’s just reward for the winery’s policy to reduce the yield from their vines and in being very selective at harvest time.

In Burgundy, our partner, Domaine Jean-Marc Brocard, had two of their wines figure among the best Chablis.  Success for the Chablis Grand Cru “Bougros” and Great Success attributed to the Chablis Premier Cru “Montée de Tonnerre”, both of which are biodynamically certified.

And further to the west in the Loire valley, the Chinon “Chapelle” from Château de la Bonnelière was also selected in the Success category.

Congratulations to all our winemakers!

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