1989 vintage guide for Vintage Champagne

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A hot summer produced rich wines slightly short on acidity. They will mature before the 1988s

Weather Conditions

Mild weather throughout much of spring saw the development of flourishing vegetation. However, the end of April brought with it some frost, which damaged a number of vineyards, reducing the potential crop. Temperatures picked up in May and the sun shone for much of the month, but a cold snap affected the flowering. Hot and sunny conditions, interspersed by welcome showers, followed for the duration of summer, and the harvest began early (first/second week of September) on the Cote des Blancs and for the Pinot Noir. Due to the uneven flowering earlier in the year, there was a second harvest from mid-October until the start of November.

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