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The winter of 2015-2016 was very mild and dry overall. There was never a full day of frost during the season. By early April the growing period was already in progress, and by mid-April the vine was at the stage where 2 to 3 leaves were present with some beautiful buds. However, severe rainfall on the night of the 26th of April ensued, along with a drop in temperature below zero in the early hours of the 27th, and a sunny morning. The combination of vine precocity, the humidity and the sun caused "burning" of the buds across the hillside and even more severely on the premiers and the grands crus. The consequence was severe: a loss between 20% and 80% of the harvest. In Montrachet, it was 90% of the buds that were burnt. The very rainy months of May and June that followed favoured the development of mildew on the weak vines. Luckily the sun arrived on the 21st of June at the beginning of flowering which then occurred very quickly. The sun, the heat and the beautiful weather would then remain until harvest, allowing us to obtain beautiful grapes from those parcels that were not as affected. Very beautiful quality but so little! The harvest begun on the 21st of September.
The Macon-Verze is a wine of great purity, both floral and mineral, expressing a lively energy, ready to be enjoyed earlier than the wines of Puligny-Montrachet.