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1980 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

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Another large vintage of very variable quality; better in Cote de Nuits than Cote de Beaune

Weather Conditions

A cold, damp spring retarded the growth of the vines in the early part of the year, and flowering was patchy and prolonged. June was cold and rainy, as was most of July, but temperatures rose to an above-average level in August and September, and the sun finally shone for more than a few fitful hours at a time. Patchy rain fell at the beginning of the harvest period.

Best Appellations

Much better in the Côte de Nuits than in the Côte de Beaune, the reverse of 1979. Some surprisingly good and vigorous bottles can still be found, especially in Vosne-Romanée.

Best Producers

Dujac, Faiveley, Jean Gros, Alain Hudelot-Noellat, Henri Jayer, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Georges Roumier, Armand Rousseau.

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