White Burgundy

White Burgundy

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2013 vintage guide for white Burgundy

Weather Conditions The miserable flowering period and the savage hailstorms in July severely reduced the crop of Chardonnay. The vines continued their slow maturation during the summer months and then…

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2012 vintage guide for white Burgundy

Weather Conditions Frost afflicted Chassagne especially, but little damage was done. There was also hail in St Aubin, Beaune, and Chassagne on June 6,  but as flowering had only just…

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2011 vintage guide for white Burgundy

Weather Conditions An early flowering led to expectations that this would be an early harvest, and this proved to be the case. However, there was many a hazard between flowering…

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2010 vintage guide for white Burgundy

Weather Conditions Chardonnay did not suffer quite as badly as Pinot from the difficulties at flowering, but nonetheless crops were reduced. The cool, rather damp summer was not a particular…

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2009 vintage guide for white Burgundy

Weather Conditions Spring was warm and flowering early and uneventful. Nor did the stormy conditions in mid-July do much serious damage, and the vines cruised on through August and early…

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2008 vintage guide for White Burgundy

Weather Conditions A cool, wet spring and early summer brought uneven budburst and patchy flowering. Fruit set was erratic and mildew a constant problem. Spraying and deselecting poor and damaged…

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2007 vintage guide for White Burgundy

Weather Conditions A mild March and extremely sunny April saw bud-burst and flowering get off to a fine start. Then came a cool, damp and dreary summer that threatened mildew…

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2004 vintage guide for White Burgundy

Weather Conditions The season got off to a good start with successful flowering. However, June and July were cool. The gloomy outlook was compounded by a serious outbreak of oidium…

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2003 vintage guide for White Burgundy

Weather Conditions As in most of Europe, Burgundy experienced the 2003 heatwave that began with a very warm spring and then an incredibly hot June, July and August with some…

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2002 vintage guide for White Burgundy

Weather Conditions A cool May retarded the flowering, but it 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 White 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 White Burgundy

Weather Conditions The weather conditions in the Côte de Beaune were the same as for Red Burgundy, with a mild winter and much warmer weather in May and early June,…

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1999 vintage guide for White 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 White Burgundy

Weather Conditions Flowering was protracted, and the summer was warm and dry if not especially sunny, with high temperatures in August. There was some frost and hail in the Mâconnais.…

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1997 vintage guide for White 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 White 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 White 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 White 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…