Though acidic in their youth the best wines have become taut and rather elegant
After a rapid even flowering in June, a fine spring was marred only by hail in May. July was wet, prompting a good deal of mildew. August was warm, so sugar levels rose steadily, while acidities remained satisfactory. Hail damaged vineyards in Meursault and Puligny. There was heavy rain from 21 to 24 September and early October, but there was no rot.
Picking began on 13 September in the Mâconnais, on 15 September on the Côte Chalonnaise and the Côte de Beaune. In Chablis there was some rot and dilution, but the wines had fresh acidity and developed well. The Côte d’Or whites were quite harsh and acidic in their youth, but the best have become taught elegant wines of some distinction.
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