Region 'White Burgundy' - Year 1969
|drink now||An excellent vintage with superbly rich and fruity wines|
A cold, rainy spring followed a mild winter. This resulted in a delay in a (protracted) flowering and a reduced crop. A warm July and August helped the grapes to ripen thoroughly, but early-mid September was cold and wet. The weather turned fine in time for an early October harvest. The whites did better than the reds this year.
The white wines were very good indeed: firm, rich, concentrated and intense, classic examples that lasted very well, and in this aspect the best since 1959. Sadly they are too old now. Consistent across the Côte de Beaune.
Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange, Lafon, Latour, Leflaive, Pierre Morey, R. Remoissenet & Fils, DRC's Le Montrachet, Roulot.