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1999 vintage guide for White Burgundy


A large vintage with plenty of ripe fruit but relatively low acidity

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 from 6 September in the Mâconnais, and from 11 September in the Côte de Beaune. Some rain fell at
this time, but caused very little damage to the ripe bunches.

Best Appellations

White wines were very ripe – up to 1% in Corton-Charlemagne – but with acidities slightly lower than average. May prove to be the best white Burgundy vintage since 1996. Healthy crop in Chablis, with well balanced acidities.

Best Producers

CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET: Michel Colin-Déléger; Richard Fontaine-Gagnard; Jean-Noël Gagnard; François & Vincent Jouard; Château de la Maltroye; Bernard Morey; Jean & Jean-Marc Pillot; Ramonet.

SAINT-AUBIN: Marc Colin; Hubert Lamy.

PULIGNY-MONTRACHET: Jean Boillot (Volnay); Jean-Marc Boillot (Pommard); Louis Carillon; Leflaive; Paul Pernot; Étienne Sauzet.

MEURSAULT: Yves Boyer-Martenot; Coche-Dury; Darviot-Perrin (Monthélie); Patrick Javillier; Rémi Jobard; Lafon; Latour-Giraud; Pierre Morey; Guy Roulot.

CORTON: Bonneau du Martray.

MERCHANTS: Bouchard Père & Fils; Drouhin; Vincent Girardin; Jadot; Olivier Leflaive Frères; Morey-Blanc.

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