Region 'Red Burgundy' - Year 1988

Rating Drinkability Style
starstarstarstarstar drink soon Classic, long-lived wines with good depth of fruit

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 mixed for much of summer, heavy rainfall alternating with dry periods, but early September saw the weather change and become sunny and warm, and the small crop ripened well. The late harvest took place in hot weather.

Best Appellations

The vintage was much more abundant in Chardonnay than in Pinot Noir, and hence better for red than for white. These reds, if rather austere, and having taken longer than expected to round off, are in general proportionately better in the Côte de Nuits rather than the Côte de Beaune.

Best Producers

Marquis d'Angerville, Robert Ampeau, Denis Bachelet, Drouhin, Faiveley, Robert Groffier, Jadot, Henri Jayer, Michel Lafarge, Pousse d'Or, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Joseph Roty, Georges Roumier, Armand Rousseau, Thomas-Moillard.