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1984 vintage guide for Germany

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Another poor year

Weather Conditions

The Riesling did not bud until the middle of May and the flowering too was late. There was no proper summer and the grapes never really became fully ripe, even though there was sunshine during the vintage, which saved the wines from being undrinkable (and made them better than those of 1980 and 1978). This was a miserable year for all concerned and the last really poor year of the century for Germany.

Best Appellations

The best wines were from the Pfalz, where they were even able to produce some respectable Ausleses.

Best Producers

It would be invidious to single out any estates after this length of time as most wines will have been drunk by now.

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