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1972 vintage guide for White Burgundy

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A mixed vintage although some wines later showed a degree of finesse

Weather Conditions

Unusual conditions led to one of the longest-ever growing seasons. Winter was severe, with rain and snow still falling in February. Although conditions had improved by the end of March, April saw the return of cold, wet weather. Temperatures did not rise much in summer, but nor did it rain much. There was little sunshine until September, when a belated ripening got underway. It continued fine until the late harvest, which began well into October.

Best Appellations

Hard, lean wines. They lasted better than some but never gave much pleasure. Now well past their best.

Best Producers

Not applicable.

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