1979 vintage guide for White Burgundy

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A large vintage notable for good concentration of fruit and overall elegance

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

A large vintage, yet some very good wines: better than 1978. Most of these are now past their best, but there can still be a surprise in store. Consistent from Corton to Santenay.

Best Producers

Robert Ampeau, Bonneau du Martray, Georges Deléger, Drouhin, Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange, Jadot, François Jobard, Lafon, Latour, Leflaive, Matrot, Ramonet, Guy Roulot.