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1990 vintage guide for Red Burgundy


An excellent year with deeply coloured, full-bodied and fruity wines

Weather Conditions

The spring was dry, but cool weather in June led to uneven, drawn-out flowering. Nonetheless the grapes caught up in terms of maturation during the hot summer that followed, and some rain in September prevented any drought stress.

Best Appellations

Sugar levels were high, and so was acidity, leading to a harvest of rich healthy grapes, beginning on 17 September on the Côte de Beaune, on 24 September on the Côte de Nuits. Yields were high, yet quality was excellent. No region excelled; all did well.

Best Producers

Among the hundreds of delicious wines, the 1990 Musigny from De Vogué stood out for many tasters as quite exceptional.

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