The wines of the 2013 vintage in Bordeaux had to deal with a complicated weather. Bordeaux has been able to produce very good white wines on Pessac Leognan and excellent Sauternes wines. The Bordeaux red wines have suffered more though. They should be drunk in their youth and only the most famous wine producers have been able to create wine able to be cellared for around ten years. All designations have been affected, but Pomerol seems to be slightly spared and so above the rest. In Burgundy, the 2013 vintage was late and complicated as well, but the most talented winemakers managed to produce good red wines, of medium density, in a balanced and gourmet profile. The Chambolle Musigny and Morey Saint Denis sectors slightly dominate in Grands crus and 1 er crus wines. Volnay and Pommard were, once again, hardly hit by the hail, generating small and heterogeneous crops. The 2013 Burgundy white wines from the Cote de Beaune are quite concentrated in Meursault, especially in the premier crus areas. Regarding the Rhone wines, the 2013 vintage was quite delicate. If the wines of the Southern Rhone (Chateauneuf du Pape) have suffered from the Grenache coulure (fruit setting failure), the 2013 Cornas are very successful. In Alsace, the 2013 vintage is of a correct level but as like everywhere else the weather did not really help. The 2013 Gewurztraminers are fresher and less alcoholic, and will be very good to be paired with exotic cuisine. Regarding the Loire wines, the 2013 vintage is quite average and some vineyards like Vouvray were hardly hit by the hail. The Languedoc Roussillon region is honored on this 2013 vintage with very good red wines and excellent white wines that allow the region to produce its best year since 2010.
Which 2013 wine to buy? Our 2013 best buying advices
Would you like to buy a 2013 vintage wine? Are you looking for a 2013 vintage wine as an anniversary gift? Discover our selection of wines, anniversary vintages, and grand crus from 2013 vintage ! At Vins & Millesimes, our wines bottles and 2013 magnums are always 100% in stock, fastly delivered, and at the best price!