1988 vintage guide for Vintage Champagne


Classically structured, concentrated wines with sufficient acidity for long ageing

Weather Conditions

The spring was mild and flowering was completed without problems. July was cloudy but better conditions followed, although there was some heavy rain in mid-September.

Best Appellations

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Best Producers

Nonetheless quality proved excellent, and almost all producers released vintage wines. These are classic wines, characterised by their backbone and slight austerity. They will take longer to mature than the more opulent 1989s.