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1980 vintage guide for Germany

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Few wines of lasting quality were made this year

Weather Conditions

A miserable year for the Riesling! The cold winter delayed the budding; the flowering was late and spoiled; it rained continuously from the end of July to the end of September, with storms, hail and floods in August. Finally, the Riesling vintage started at the end of October and was cut short by sharp frosts at the beginning of November, which prevented any further ripening of the grapes.

Best Appellations

Any wines from any region would probably be undrinkable today.

Best Producers

None worth mentioning

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