The cold weather came prematurely in autumn and winter, and the sap subsided early on, so that pruning began under good conditions.
Vegetation growth started very early in March.
The entire year was dry (less than 500 mm of precipitation over 12 months), and ploughing was carried out with no problems.
Cryptogamic diseases were practically absent from the vineyard, which was welcome following three years of pressure from mildew, plus a year's pressure from oidium.
Flowering finished in good time in scorching temperatures at end-June, and the grapes developed very quickly.
The period from 20 August to 10 September brought humidity. However, in our region water accumulation remained low and without consequences; just a bit of anxiety for the vignerons!
The north wind came at just the right time in a clear, bright sky, bringing ripening to perfection in a healthy state and giving ideal balance in the musts.
The harvest took place from 19 to 26 September.
The 2002 harvest is one of the Domaine's landmark years: excellent structure, elegance, freshness, raciness and balance - qualities that indicate that the 2002 vintage will age well.
Aeration in carafe is indispensable. The previous evening at cellar temperatures would be ideal.
These wines can be enjoyed at the earliest:
• Bourgogne blanc from 2005
• Puligny-Montrachet from 2006
• The Premiers Crus (Clavoillon, Combettes, Folatières) from 2008
• Les Pucelles from 2009
• The Grands Crus from 2011
• Le Montrachet from 2020
- Years 2000
- Years 1990
- Years 1980
- Old vintages