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Magazine Archives: Aug. 31, 2002

Loire Valley's Juggling Act

Millennium vintage brings mixed results but good values
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: August 31, 2002

The Loire Valley, France's most diverse wine region, experienced a very good but not exceptional harvest in 2000. The vintage's best whites show harmony and balance, but less amplitude than in top years due to slightly lower ripeness levels.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2002.

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