Good and Plenty
In 1999, Burgundy took the easy road when it came to its white wines, mostly choosing to increase yields rather than quantity
The 1999 vintage in Burgundy is notorious for huge yields and the rain that fell during the harvest -- two conditions that almost invariably lead to dilute wines. Yet, for the third year in a row, Burgundy has managed to make scores of perfectly decent Chardonnays -- even a number of delicious ones -- despite the quirky climatic conditions.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 30, 2001.