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1998

Red Burgundy - 1998

Meteorological data: irregular Spring. Warm and dry summer, with thunderstorms of hail. Scorching August. Rains the beginning and the end of September. Sunny grape harvests.
State of the grape harvests: 
From September 10th.
Abundance: small harvest.
Quality: Good, in spite of the rot, who requires a selection.
General quality of the vintage wine: Good. Fruity and attractive, structured and fleshy wines. Quelquues-uns, missing maturity, can present green tannins.

White Burgundy - 1998

Variable climatic conditions. Good weather during the grape harvests.
State of the grape harvests: grape harvest from in the middle of September, high return, uneven quality and sometimes immature grapes.
General quality of the vintage wine: Good, but irregular. Vintage, elegant, fruity wines of a good acidity. In the whole of well-balanced wines, even if some miss firmness.

Red Bordeaux - 1998

Meteorological data: rainy Spring. Good bloom. Warm and dry summer. Rains during the grape harvests.
State of the grape harvests:
Abundance: average.
Quality: Good, but uneven. Strong selection.
General quality of the vintage wine: Good, but uneven. Certain wines are flexible and of fast evolution. Others have hard tannins. But also success, good to keep.

Bordeaux White - 1998


Meteorological data: Good flowering and ripening conditions, but rain during the harvest.
Harvest status:
Abundance: Average harvest.
Quality: Fairly good.
General quality of the vintage wine: Good. Soft and pleasant wines, with low ageing potential.

syrupy Bordeaux - 1998:

Meteorological data: Beautiful flowering. Hot and dry summer. Beneficial rains in September. Very beautiful October favourable to the development of botrytis.
Harvest status:
Dates : Late harvest.
Abundance: Normal harvest.
Quality: Good.
General quality of the vintage wine: Very beautiful. Well-constituted wines. Very good keeping quality.

Rhone Valley- 1998

General quality of the vintage wine: very good. Some magnificent success.

White Alsace - 1998

The best region of France this year? Maybe indeed. Dry wines are long and powerful, but especially " there was as long botrytis that, often, a single passage in vineyards was sufficient. The syrupy have an incredible complexity ", shows Catherine Faller. For the young woman, the year is important: for the first time, " to see ", it crossed it biodynamie the third of the domain Weinbach, of which its famous Close saint-Catherine. While waiting for the results, strength already is to admire the vintage stemming from this magnificent Riesling: a nose of opened and fresh citrus fruits, an attack lives, a big balance, a good length... The Riesling late harvests and the tokay Atlenbourg séletion of noble grains are also exceptional. Except the talent and except the work, is there a secret? The most attractive vine grower of the region smiles. " We have very attractive terroir. It is great!

Loire Wine - 1998

General quality of the vintage wine: rather good. Pleasant wines, but which miss a little of structure.

Various Red - 1998

LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON

Meteorological data: warm and dry Summer.
State of the grape harvests:
Quality: Good. Grapes are very ripe.
General quality of the vintage wine: Good.

SOUTHWEST

State of the grape harvests:
Quality: Good, but uneven. Differences of maturity of grapes. Sometimes, of the grey rot.
General quality of the vintage wine: Good. Of beautiful red wines, but very heterogeneous. The most beautiful success are syrupy.

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