There was no significant frost during winter and spring. The main
feature of the vintage was the extreme and prolongued heat wave
during the months of July and August. This temperatures produced
significant ripening modifications with less acidity, higher sugar
content than usual and earlier harvesting than the average year.
Due to the lack of significant rainfall during the summer, vines
suffered extreme evapotranspiration, with loss of leaves mainly
in the younger vines. This lack of rainfall also produced excellent
sanity for the grapes with no botrytis problems.
Winter had extreme temperatures and low rainfall, being one of
the hardest in the last 30 years down to -16º C. Low temperatures
were present until May. There was some rain between March and
May but below average for the season.
During June there were rather high temperatures with colder weather
during the rest of the summer period.
During September and October, heavy rain appeared that caused
significant botrytis attacks. Finally, there were two days in
early September with frost of -4ºC. All these events caused for