A selection of fine Burgundy wines

Capital Vintners can report that although wine production across the whole of France was down this year – smallest harvest in 37 years – Burgundies in particular are expected to be fantastic.

Expected to be down 30 per cent from last year, the Burgundy 2012 harvest will be small but impressive, according to initial reports from experts.

Red wines in particular are expected to be in fantastic shape – small bunches of grapes with thick skins. Bruno Pepin, commercial director at Louis Latour, said: “The reds are very concentrated, but without the lack of acidity we had in 2003.” 

Vineyards and distributors will try to keep prices down for 2012 Burgundies, but everyone understands that price rises are inevitable. 

Capital Vintners specialises in fine Burgundies, especially Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. Check out our selection here