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1987 vintage guide for White Burgundy

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Small crop of light, early-maturing wines

Weather Conditions

Early spring was warm and mainly dry, resulting in early budding. However, heavy rainfall and cool temperatures during May and June caused damage to the flowering. Conditions were mixed for much of summer, heavy rainfall alternating with dry periods, but early September saw the weather change and become sunny and warm, and the small crop ripened well. The late harvest took place in hot weather.

Best Appellations

All but the very top whites are now past their best. They were never very special in the first place. The Corton-Charlemagnes were reasonably successful.

Best Producers

Drouhin (Le Montrachet, Marquis de Laguiche), Ramonet, Sauzet.

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