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Weather Conditions Almost half of the region was affected by the frosts that came in April, and cool conditions during the latter part of spring affected the flowering, which was…

1990 vintage guide for Medoc and Graves

Weather Conditions After a very mild winter, spring was cool, but warmed up in May, leading to early flowering. July and August were the driest since 1961, but welcome September…

red burgundy

Weather Conditions The spring was dry, but cool weather in June led to uneven, drawn-out flowering. Nonetheless the grapes caught up in terms of maturation during the hot summer that…

Weather Conditions In the north Coast, heavy rains in late May arrived during the bloom period to reduce the crop by 20% to 30% overall. June and July provided mild…

1990 vintage guide for Spain Rioja

Weather Conditions The winter of 1989/90 was warm and possibly the driest of the century, with no frost even in January and February. At the beginning of March the vineyard…

Weather Conditions The spring was dry, but cool weather in June led to uneven, drawn-out flowering. Nonetheless the grapes caught up in terms of maturation during the hot summer that…

1990 vintage guide for Red Rhone

Weather Conditions A great year in the northern Rhône, despite the near-drought conditions. Many growers, such as Guigal, had to continue harvesting well into October to ensure grapes were fully…

Weather Conditions Perfect setting in April, copy-book flowering in June and a sun-drenched, relatively dry summer encouraged the grapes to ripen in almost tropical temperatures and the best of all…

Weather Conditions Despite a cold winter with periods of sun alternating with heavy fogs, there was no snow for the second year in succession. The dry spell continued throughout the…

Weather Conditions Mild weather throughout much of spring saw the development of flourishing vegetation. However, the end of April brought with it some frost, which damaged a number of vineyards,…

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…