Region 'Vintage Champagne' - Year 1989
|drink soon||A hot summer produced rich wines slightly short on acidity. They will mature before the 1988s|
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, reducing the potential crop. Temperatures picked up in May and the sun shone for much of the month, but a cold snap affected the flowering. Hot and sunny conditions, interspersed by welcome showers, followed for the duration of summer, and the harvest began early (first/second week of September) on the Cote des Blancs and for the Pinot Noir. Due to the uneven flowering earlier in the year, there was a second harvest from mid-October until the start of November.