Throughout the year, the weather conditions were terrible! During the first 7 months, Alsace recorded the equivalent of a full year of rainfall, allowing the soils to replenish their water reserves. Despite this, the vegetative cycle went well.
Despite the heavy rainfall, the sanitary condition was preserved. The summer saw the return of more stable, warmer and above all drier climatic conditions. From the end of July, the temperatures soared, causing even the lightest soils to slow down ripening. The few episodes of hail had hardly any consequences because the high temperatures immediately dried the affected berries, thus facilitating their healing. Towards the end of August, too few rains came to relieve the vines, thus making it possible to perfect the maturities.
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