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1978 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

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Small crop of classic wines with good structure and fine fruit

Weather Conditions

Despite a particularly cold, wet spring and first part of summer, a change in weather during the first week of August encouraged the crop to ripen well, almost a month behind schedule. Sunny conditions prevailed until the late harvest in mid-October. The Chardonnay did particularly well under these conditions, as it did not become over-ripe.

Best Appellations

Consistent up and down the Côte d’Or, though a bit lean in the colder villages hidden further upslope, such as Pernand-Vergelesses, Auxey-Duresses and Saint-Aubin. The best are still very vigorous.

Best Producers

Marquis d’Angerville, Robert Arnoux, Clair-Dau, Drouhin, Jean Gros, Jadot, Henri Jayer, Lafarge, Latour, Leroy, De Montille, Ponsot, Pousse d’Or, Romanée-Conti.

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