A very good to excellent vintage in Alsace despite the weather not always being friendly to vignerons. The spring was warm and sunny and this budbusrst beginning around the 20th April. Flowering was early (at the start of June) and the first half of the summer was hot and dry. However cooler weather set in during July and August with intermittent rainfall. Temperatures rose at the end of the August and the harvest began on September 11th in dry conditions.
Johnny Hugel described the vintage as one of the best in recent years, with normal volumes and very good levels of ripeness for all varieties and enough balancing acidity. The dry wines are of very high quality with the best examples possessing excellent ageing potential. The Vendages Tardives and Sélections de Grains Nobles were less successful due to the rains that fell during the first half of October.