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Spring was particularly rainy in Alsace. As a result, the mildew pressure was high and the flowering conditions bad. The bunches are loose with a lot of small berries, expectation of low yields. Luckily, the weather turned much better in the beginning of August, the north wind dried the vegetation avoiding Botrytis development, and the vintage is looking more promising even though there’s little wine. Alcohol & acidity levels are excellent. The Rieslings look really great. Similar to 2010 if not as intense or structured.