{"api":{"host":"https:\/\/pinot.decanter.com","authorization":"Bearer M2Y2MDI0YjdmNzc1MTM1Nzg1YzA5ZDYzNjQ0Njc5NzQ0MzRkMjJlNzdjNGRmOGEyYmViNzUwMjRlZGNhOWQ2Mw","version":"2.0"},"piano":{"sandbox":"false","aid":"6qv8OniKQO","rid":"RJXC8OC","offerId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","offerTemplateId":"OFPHMJWYB8UK","wcTemplateId":"OTOW5EUWVZ4B"}}

1979 vintage guide for White Burgundy

drink now

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.

Latest Wine News