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Weather Conditions Was ever a vintage more wrongly accused? After a great spring and almost perfect weather in July and August, it began to rain in California a few days…

1989 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions Due to the above-average temperatures that were the norm during the spring of 1989, flowering took place earlier than usual under ideal conditions, leading to the production of…

rioja

Weather Conditions The winter of 1988/9 was very cold, dry and frosty – one of the driest of the century. There were heavy frosts at the end of November which…

Meursault Burgundy - red burgundy

Weather Conditions A mild winter and spring resulted in early, profuse vegetation. Flowering was early but prolonged. Summer was hot and dry, with long hours of sunshine. Luckily, enough rain…

1989 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Arid conditions in the north slowed down maturation, but the best wines, picked during the last week in September, are the equal of the 1988s. In the south…

1989 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

Weather Conditions Flowering was early, and the summer very warm and dry. Hail in early July reduced the crop by up to 75 percent at some properties in Bommes. Botrytis…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions A mild winter and spring resulted in early, profuse vegetation. Flowering was early but prolonged. Summer was hot and dry, with long hours of sunshine. Luckily, enough rain…

1989 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions Due to the above-average temperatures that were the norm during the spring of 1989, flowering took place earlier than usual under ideal conditions, leading to the production of…

Mosel Valley

Weather Conditions From April to the end of September the weather was perfect. Some rain in the first and the third weekends in October caused the very ripe grapes to…

Champagne

Weather Conditions The spring was mild and flowering was completed without problems. July was cloudy but better conditions followed, although there was some heavy rain in mid-September. Best Appellations See…

Weather Conditions Again, rainfall was about half of normal and the weather was dry and warm through May. The set was small. Then in mid-July the course changed as a…

1988 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions An exceptionally damp winter and spring, although there were no frosts during the latter. These conditions were prolonged right through June, and flowering took place under less than…

1988 vintage guide for Spain Rioja

Weather Conditions Another warm and dry winter led into a very wet spring with hailstroms during the flowering, resulting in some significant early losses. The main problem, however, was that…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions An unexceptional winter was followed by a mild but damp spring that continued well into early summer. Despite the wet conditions, flowering was adequate. Temperatures picked up by…

1988 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions Flowering was two weeks earlier than 1987 in the north, although hail and other problems reduced the size of the crop, especially in Côte Rotie. A warm summer…

1988 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

Weather Conditions The sporing was mild and wet, bu flowering was normal, and the summer dry and warm, with hot weather in September. Botrytis did not develop until well into…

Weather Conditions Early spring was warm and mainly dry, resulting in early budding. However, heavy rainfall and cool temperatures during May and June caused damage to the flowering. Conditions were…

1988 vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol

Weather Conditions An exceptionally damp winter and spring, although there were no frosts during the latter. These conditions were prolonged right through June, and flowering took place under less than…