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Anneke,

No real need to bottle age that wine. Argentina is and has been producing a huge amount of wines...Actually they are the fifth largest producer in the world. most of the wines come from the mendoza province. As to your question on aging, So many wines are produced today to be enjoyed in there youth.
With that said still many of the "big" wines from europe and America will benifit from some bottle aging. The most importent aspect of understanding what to do with a particular wine is to know the vintage. Great wines produced in great years generaly will need some aging. IE Wines from Bordeaux,Cabs from The USA,Vintage ports etc..some what off years we call in the trade a "restaurant" vintage. They can be from the best Vintners in the world,But if it was not a decent year you do not want to sit on these wines you want to drink them. Albeit said...Most wines that are in the 10 to 20 doller range are to be enjoyed young. with a few exceptions.
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Anneke, after Beaune, Nuits-st george is the second most important commercial center in the "cote D Or" in the middle of Nuit-st-george is in between the village of vosne romanne and Premeaux prissy. there are no Grand crus in niut,but there are a number of premier crus. Nuits -st -George has had it's ups and downs,and are not as sought after as some other Burgundys. Anneke, i would pop one open and see what you think. 89 was a very,very good year in france in general. so you might be very happy with your wines.
heres hopeing you have a wonderful burgundian experence. And thank you for the invite :)
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[ 02-13-2001: Message edited by: cape chef ]
 
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