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1982 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

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A prolific vintage with few wines worthy of serious ageing

Weather Conditions

Ideal conditions in spring saw an early and abundant flowering. Summer was dry and warm through until August, which saw some rainfall. Ripening took place in September in perfect weather: plenty of sunshine and high temperatures, and these conditions continued throughout the harvest period, which ended in the first week of October.

Best Appellations

Despite the huge crop, the best growers produced very acceptable wine: of no great strength or concentration, but not lacking balance or elegance. These can be found all the way down the Côte. Eighteen years on, however, all but the very best are now getting a bit tired.

Best Producers

Marquis d’Angerville, Robert Ampeau, Gaston Barthod-Noellat, Alain Burguet, Drouhin, Dujac, Grivot, Jean Gros, Alain Hudelot-Noellat, Jadot, Michel Lafarge, Hubert de Montille, Pousse d’Or, Georges Roumier, Armand Rousseau.

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