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See details of the wines declared or bottled from the year 1920:

1920 Vintage

Excellent Vintage, the first after the Great War, with almost all companies declaring. Good, ripe, well-balanced, fruity.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

The early months of the year were favourable, but May was cold and variable.  There was some trouble with mildew in June, which was checked as the weather warmed up.  Intense heat arrived in July and some grapes suffered as a result; August was mainly warm and fine with a little rain.

September was decidedly favourable.  Vintage started 27 September in good weather, which broke on 4 October with heavy rains.  By then, however, most grapes had been picked.

Winemaker's Overview

1920 will be very short - possibly only two thirds of last year.  The sun has burned a good many grapes but what are left promise well.
Andrew James Symington
19 July 1920

Vintage began generally on the 27th September.  The yield is very small but quality promises well. The mostos (musts) show here and at Zimbro about 15 degrees after the first half night (of treading).
AJ Symington
3rd October 1920



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