Elegance in Wine

I just tasted two syrupy dull Châteauneuf-du-Papes from producers whose wines epitomized refinement 20 years ago. Now they are leaden alcoholic wines with no spark of life left in them. As climate change’s grip on wine regions tightens, what will happen to elegance in wine? France just became the 7th European nation to experience heat over 113 degrees Fahrenheit—the criterion for danger. Could elegance in wine be a vanishing concept? Let me know your thoughts here.


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