A violent storm unleashed its wrath on Burgundy's vineyards on June 28, affecting an area from Chassagne-Montrachet to Beaune in the southern half of the Côte d'Or, and Nuits-St.-Georges to Morey-St.-Denis in the north. Volnay, Pommard and Beaune's southern premiers crus were the hardest hit, with an estimated 70 percent to 80 percent of the crop suffering damage. In other areas, about 20 percent to 30 percent of grapes were ruined. Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson reports.
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