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1979 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

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A large crop of fast-maturing and fruity wines

Weather Conditions

A cold, damp winter, followed by a cool spring, which lasted well into May, resulted in a delayed but succesful flowering. Although summer, on the whole, was temperate, hailstorms in the middle of July wreaked havoc with the crop in Nuits-Saint-Georges, Vosne-Romanée and Chambolle-Musigny. The rest of Burgundy escaped unscathed, and the end of September saw a successful harvest.

Best Appellations

Better in the Côte de Beaune than in the Côte de Nuits, but even here not particularly exciting and now nearing their end. Volnays, Beaunes and Cortons better than Pommards.

Best Producers

Robert Ampeau, Gaston Barthod-Noellat, Drouhin, Dujac, Faiveley, Jadot, Lafarge, Pousse d’Or.

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