How good is the 2013 vintage?

cahors-2013Our « Vintage Guide » section has been updated to include comments and scores for 2013. Find out more about a year that was marked by precarious climatic conditions.

At iDealwine, we are not content just to share our finest wine discoveries with you. We also want to arm you with the information you need to navigate this complex world and to choose well. Every year, we carry out a region by region review of France’s winegrowing areas and allocate a score to each vineyard and wine colour. A time lag is to be expected as it can take months, if not years, to be able to judge the qualities of a vintage accurately. Many wines (especially the best!) are left to mature in vats or barrels and aren’t bottled until 12, 18 or even 24 months after the harvests. During that time, it is impossible to form an accurate and reliable opinion about their potential. This is why we have only just released our assessment of 2013 – although it is well worth the wait.

If you only want to take a quick look, to choose the best bottle of wine for your next dinner party, go to our updated vintage chart. This shows all scores by vintage and by region. From now on, each pricing information page will also include the relevant score for a wine’s region.

If you have the time and are especially curious, click on the score of your choice to find out even more. Which appellations stood out in the Bordeaux region in 1990? What weather conditions made 2002 such an excellent vintage for Burgundy whites? What about Champagne in 2004? We even have information about wines from overseas! To make a personalised search, click here.

There is lots of information for you to read, now including 2013. To give you a taster here is a description of this vintage in the Northern Rhône. We hope you enjoy reading and please don’t be superstitious. The 2013 vintage include some wonderful surprises 😉



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