The vintages, a pointer
The vintage is the year when the grapes for the wine were harvested. From acceptable to exceptional, the vintage is an important marker to estimate the quality of a given wine. Though it tells of the weather con-ditions of the year, the vintage won't tell the whole story for the thousands of cuvees made in the Beaujolais region. The nuances of each terroir, the specific know-how of each winemaker or broker are also criteria that need to be taken in to account.