From April to August, all the right conditions combined to ensure the vines' harmonious development; for Chardonnay, the first flowers appeared on 1 June.
However, at the beginning of July, hail in Puligny-Montrachet damaged part of the harvest.
The month continued with a very hot, sunny spell, favourable to an excellent change in the colour of the grapes. This advance in ripening enabled the accumulation of sugars in the grape berries, leading to a very ripe harvest in mid-September. During this month the weather was unpredictable and damp, with the development of several patches of noble rot.
The harvest began on Monday 19 September at Domaine LEFLAIVE.
The very ripe grands crus were harvested from the start, in order to preserve the wines' balance, freshness and ageing potential.
The Villages and Bourgognes, harvested at the end, benefited from sunshine and excellent concentration.
The wines are charming and tender, with racy aromas of white fruit and honey.
This is a vintage to enjoy in its youth, but with sufficient balance to wait for it to age.
These wines should be opened before the 1990s, 1992s and 1993s.
- Years 2000
- Years 1990
- Years 1980
- Old vintages