A very challenging year for growers, with the elements conspiring throughout the growing season. Frosts hit the Côte de Beaune at the end of April and severely reduced yields, particularly in Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet and Prémeaux. The summer was hot but rain in September led to outbreaks of rot and dilution in the harvested grapes. However, conscientious, quality-driven growers made strenuous efforts to eliminate damaged fruit and the overall quality is to be commended, given the poor weather conditions.
Chassagne-Montrachet was the most successful commune with both Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet proving more variable in quality.