Red Burgundy

Red Burgundy

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2013 vintage guide for red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Just as Burgundy growers were picking themselves up after the battering they received from Mother Nature in 2012, the nightmare started all over again. Sunlight scarcely made an…

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2012 vintage guide for red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Spring was chilly and damp, and there was some frost, but nothing too dramatic. Continuing rain led to a difficult flowering, which in some places took a month…

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2011 vintage guide for red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Spring was warm, and flowering was early, at the end of May, promising an early harvest. Then the climate started playing its usual tricks. The early summer was…

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2010 vintage guide for red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Severe frost in December 2009 killed off some vines, and poor conditions during the flowering in June reduced the crop further, and promised a season of uneven ripening.…

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2009 vintage guide for red Burgundy

Weather Conditions It was hot during the spring, but flowering was early, from late May onwards. Stormy spells in mid-July threatened oidium and mildew, and some treatments were required. Fortunately…

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2008 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Sparse March/April sunshine and rainfall double the norm stalled progress in the vineyard, though pace picked up during a fine early May. More rain and a cool June…

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2007 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions While the warmest April in 50 years got the vintage off to a good and early start, from May to August it was cool and dreary. There were…

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2006 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions A cold, wet winter and spring – resulting in a late but even flowering and lots of foliage – was followed by record heat in July (beating even…

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2005 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions The region as a whole had good weather throughout the summer with mostly dry, sunny days and cool nights. Rain fell across the region on 19 August, bringing…

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2004 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions The weather this year has provided Burgundy’s vignerons with some nail-biting moments. Things started well, with a winter and early spring remarkable only by their relative lack of…

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2003 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Like the rest of France, Burgundy’s vineyards were on the receiving end of some exceptional weather conditions in 2003. A fairly humid winter gave way to an early…

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2002 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions A cool May retarded the flowering, but that took place in good conditions. July and August were dry and warm, but not too hot, and thankfully there were…

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2001 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Generally speaking 2001 was a wet, cool and cloudy year in Burgundy. The flowering was late and drawn out, leading eventually to uneven ripeness at the time of…

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2000 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions After a mild winter and frost-free spring, May and June were dry and warm, giving an early flowering. But a cold stormy July led to mildew and other…

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1999 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Flowering took place in cool weather in June. The summer was warm and humid, and once again mildew and oidium caused problems. Moreover it was clear that the…

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1998 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Flowering was protracted, and the summer was warm and dry if not especially sunny, with high temperatures in August. September was marred by rain, but there were ten…

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1997 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Flowering was early if somewhat uneven. June and July were unsettled, and August was hot and stormy. Rain in early September provoked a little rot, but nothing that…

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1996 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions Very warm weather in June led to a swift flowering. The summer was unsettled and August was relatively cool, but late August and all September was sunny and…

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1995 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions After an unsettled spring, flowering was late and difficult. There was some scattered hail damage. But the summer was dry and hot, with a little welcome rain in…

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1994 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Weather Conditions The summer was hot and dry, but the weather deteriorated in late August, and there was more rain from September 10. Harvesting began on the Côte de Beaune…