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Magazine Archives: Sept. 30, 2001

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
Per-Henrik Mansson
Issue: September 30, 2001


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.


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