2020 Vintage Rhône En Primeur
2020 is an elegant, harmonious vintage, where excellent weather conditions throughout the growing season, with less intense heat and cooler summer nights than seen in recent years, have resulted in wines that boast beautiful density of fruit with vibrancy and freshness.
We were met by smiles when tasting with the winemakers this winter. “2020 was perfect for everything in the vineyards,” said Pierre Gaillard. “This is my best, most healthy, balanced vintage of recent years.” Laurent Courbis concurs: “it is such a fresh vintage – you drink a glass, and you drink another.” This refreshing drinkability is an attractive feature of the 2020s from both the north and the south.
It is with enormous pleasure that we recommend this vintage for early drinking, approachable, fruity styles as well as for more age-worthy, concentrated, intricately structured wines that faithfully reflect their terroirs. We wholeheartedly believe that this region continues to offer outstanding value for money, with nearly half our selection priced at under £180 per dozen, in bond.