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Understanding a vintage year
What is a vintage year? It is simply the date (the year) of birth of the wine. This term really has a huge impact in Burgundy, more than in any other place on Earth. Defined by Monks during the Middle-Ages, the „climats“ now stand for work and respect of the vineyard.
But a vintage year is also a moment of life. Like the witness of a particular event, it will probably bring back to your memory a smell, a color, a place or somebody with whom you shared it.
You will find in the following pages an explanation about vintage years since 1980. The understanding of a vintage year is possible by assimilating the contexts and how things happened.
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