Warm weather in spring ensured early bud burst, getting the season away to a good start. The number of berries which set on the vines, however, was smaller than usual and the peak temperatures during summer were not as high as sometimes occurs.
A warm spring got the vines away to a good start with early bud burst. The amount of crop which set in the early summer, however, was quite modest. The subsequent summer was not as hot as some, a factor that favoured flavour development in white wines.