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A small crop of light wines

Weather Conditions

Unpredictable weather in 1984 resulted in a poor crop. Early spring conditions were not particularly notable, but April was exceptionally warm, which promoted the growth of the vines, but this development was halted as a result of a cold and very wet May. A hot June saw an over-enhanced flowering. July and August were sunny and hot, but the crucial ripening period at the end of summer was ruined by heavy rainfall. A hurricane on the 5th of October, towards the end of the harvest period, did not help matters. The crop was small and the wines light in character and structure, suitable for aperitif drinking rather than as luscious dessert wines.

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