|Summer 2004 Seasonal Essay
This July has been much cooler, not only compared to the one of 2003, but also cooler than 1998 and 1999 ones.
Since the beginning of this month the weather has been dry and sunny, the higher temperatures have never been too elevated, and the lower ones slowed maturation processes down, as sometimes it got quite cold.
There is a delay of about 2 weeks in comparison to 2003 and of about 1 week in comparison to the last 10 years. Up to this point it seems like this is going to be a harvest with Burgundian/Alsatian characteristics, which means that it will be more favourable for white wines than it will be for reds.