Region 'White Burgundy' - Year 1970

Rating Drinkability Style
starstarstarstarstar drink now A largely indifferent year of irregular quality

Weather Conditions

April and May were cool and wet, but the vines were not damaged. The weather improved towards the end of May, and the trend continued through June and into July. August saw a week or so of cool weather, but temperatures picked up again in September, carrying on into October. The Chardonnay did not respond well to the weather conditions and, on the whole, it was a poor vintage for whites.

Best Appellations

A large vintage. Good but not as fine or nearly as consistent as the 1971: nor were the wines as concentrated. So very few are not now too old. Better in Meursault than Puligny or Chassagne.

Best Producers

The usual suspects, listed in 1971, made good wine. So did Matrot.