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1962 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

Red Burgundy 1962: Drink now

Good vintage. Fine, light reds were matched by excellent whites

Weather Conditions

Cold spells that lasted well into early spring made for a slow start to the growing season. A moderate July followed a warm June, but temperatures rose somewhat in August. By the time the rains fell in September, they were welcome. The grapes took their time to ripen fully, so harvest began late, in the second week of October.

Best Appellations

Vosnee Romanee and Beaune

Best Producers

This was another good year for burgundy. The wines have elegance and finesse, some lacked weight and backbone and the best lasted better than the rest. Chanson Pere et Fils Vougeot Clos De La Perriere from Vosnee is an outstanding example but has been better in previous years, also Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache.

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