The Blain family is one of the few in Chassagne to have anticipated a possible frost disaster. They had large candles in store – such as are regularly used in the Chablis vineyards – and were able to install them between the vine rows, from the second day of April‘s frosts. This allowed them to make 20% of a normal harvest from these 60-year-old vines. Given the small quantity made of this wine, and that it had already been bottled when we visited, we were not able to taste the 2016. Classically, the Blain’s Criots is a finely structured, creamy wine of great beauty: the high quality of their other 2016s gives us no reason to doubt that this 2016 will be absolutely true-to-type (for drinking 2019-2027+).
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