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1996 vintage guide for White Burgundy


Ripe, concentrated wines with well-defined fruit flavours. Excellent in Chablis giving wines with great ageing potential

Weather Conditions

Very warm weather in June led to a swift flowering. The summer was unsettled and August was relatively cool, but late August and all September was sunny and dry, with cool nights that conserved acidity in the grapes. The harvest in the Mâconnais began on 14 September; in the Côte d’Or from 18 September.

Best Appellations

Quality proved excellent throughout the region, wines that combine purity of flavour with great ripeness and firm acidity. High degrees in good vineyards made chaptalization unnecessary. Exceptional in Chablis, giving wines that will be very long-lived.

Best Producers

Bonneau du Martray; Carillon; Coche-Dury; Michel Colin-Déléger; Darviot-Perrin; Jean-Noël Gagnard; Comtes Lafon; Pierre Morey; Ramonet; Guy Roulot.

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