The Stuff of Legend
There can be no question that drinking a great old wine is one of life’s great pleasures. And, there is nothing in the world like a great old Red Burgundy! – The Underground Wineletter
1990 was a legendary year for growing grapes in the French region of Burgundy. The winter was mild, yet the spring was cool and wet. Temperatures rose in July, making for a very hot and dry summer. Rain arrived in late August, and came as a welcome relief to the vines. Sugar levels were high, and so was acidity, leading to a harvest of rich, healthy grapes. Quality was exceptionally high, especially in the sub-region of Burgundy, Cote d’Or.

Cote d’Or is a thirty-mile-long escarpment that starts in the city of Dijon and ends in the village of Santenay. It contains a narrow ridge of limestone that is broken into two sections – the Cote de Nuits to the north and the Cote de Beaune to the south.

Explore Cote de Nuits through the rare 1990 vintages available in our upcoming Fine Wine Auction – a vintage year that has been described as the best in the latter part of the 20th century.
Featured Burgundy 1990 Vintage Bottles
Fine Wine
March 10th, 12:00pm EST