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1989 vintage guide for White Burgundy

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An excellent vintage with impressively rich and opulent wines

Weather Conditions

A mild winter and spring resulted in early, profuse vegetation. Flowering was early but prolonged. Summer was hot and dry, with long hours of sunshine. Luckily, enough rain fell towards the end of August to prevent the grapes from shrivelling. September saw an early harvest of a ripe, rich crop.

Best Appellations

Meursault is in general better than Puligny-Montrachet, and Puligny is better than Chassagne-Montrachet. The average yields explain all: as usual, Meursault produced least, Chassagne the most. This is a patchy vintage for Corton-Charlemagne.

Best Producers

Blain-Gagnard, Bonneau du Martray, Louis Carillon, Michel Colin-Deléger, Drouhin, Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange, Lafon, Ramonet.

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