Region 'White Burgundy' - Year 1989
|drink soon||An excellent vintage with impressively rich and opulent wines|
A mild winter and spring resulted in early, profuse vegetation. Flowering was early but prolonged. Summer was hot and dry, with long hours of sunshine. Luckily, enough rain fell towards the end of August to prevent the grapes from shrivelling. September saw an early harvest of a ripe, rich crop.
Meursault is in general better than Puligny-Montrachet, and Puligny is better than Chassagne-Montrachet. The average yields explain all: as usual, Meursault produced least, Chassagne the most. This is a patchy vintage for Corton-Charlemagne.
Blain-Gagnard, Bonneau du Martray, Louis Carillon, Michel Colin-Deléger, Drouhin, Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange, Lafon, Ramonet.