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1991 vintage guide for Sauternes and Barsac

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A very small vintage with few noteworthy wines

Weather Conditions

The April frosts were as devastating in Sauternes as in the Médoc, so yields are extremely low, especially since flowering was uneven. The summer was fine, and the storms in August prompted botrytis to attack the vines. Picking began in late September, but quantities were pitiful, and some estates such as Suduiraut didn’t bottle any wine. Overall, Barsac was less affected than Sauternes.

Best Appellations

Best Producers

Climens, Lafaurie-Peyraguey.

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