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1999 vintage guide for Red Burgundy


Some unripe fruit and a number of dilute wines, but overall quality promises to be excellent

Weather Conditions

Flowering took place in cool weather in June. The summer was warm and humid, and once again mildew and oidium caused problems. Moreover it was clear that the crop would be huge, and growers had to green-harvested to keep yields under control. Hot conditions from mid-August to mid-September speeded the ripening, and the harvest took place during the second half of September. Some rain fell at this time, but caused very little damage to the ripe
bunches. The grapes were very healthy, acidities sound if not exceptional.

Best Appellations

There will be some dilute wines, and some tart wines from growers who could not get their huge crop to ripen fully, but the overall quality promises to be excellent. As well as the Cote de Beaune, the Cote Chalonnaise delivered fine reds this year.

Best Producers

SANTENAY: Roger Belland; Muzard.

VOLNAY: Marquis d’Angerville; Yvon Clerget; Michel Lafarge; Hubert de Montille; J & A Parent (Monthélie); Roblet-Monnot.

POMMARD: Comte Armand; Billard-Gonnet; Jean-Marc Boillot; Le Royer-Girardin.

SAVIGNY-LÈS-BEAUNE etc.: Simon Bize; Chandon de Briailles; Château de Chorey; Lucien Jacob; Jean-Marc Pavelot; Tollot-Beaut.

NUITS-SAINT-GEORGES: Jean Chauvenet; Robert Chevillon; J.J. Confuron; Henri Gouges; Domaine des Perdrix; Michel & Patrice Rion; Thomas-Moillard.

VOSNE-ROMANÉE: Robert Arnoux; Sylvain Cathiard; Forey Père & Fils; Michel Gros; Dr. Georges Mugneret/Mugneret-Gibourg; Gérard Mugneret.

MOREY-SAINT-DENIS: Dujac; Jean Raphet.

GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN: Alain Burguet; Géantet-Pansiot.

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