The vines' vegetative dormancy period from October to March was characterised by fairly mild temperatures, with rainfall higher than the seasonal norms. From April to July, the weather remained mild.
The summer was hot from July to mid-August. Starting in September the weather cooled down, with unpredictable sunshine.
The vegetative cycle, particularly for Chardonnay, was longer than usual with later ripening. Very early flowering started on 1 June. The year was marked by heavy attacks of mildew between 15 June and 15 July.
At the start of September, beneficial rainfall unblocked ripening.
The harvest at Domaine Leflaive took place from 20 to 28 September: earlier than in 1991, but later than in 1989 and 1990.
The cool nights prevented the development of botrytis. The wines came into balance following the highly active malolactic fermentation between June and September 1994.
These wines are very typical of Puligny-Montrachet's terroir: finesse, freshness, purity, firmness and mineral tones.
The 1993s fall within the tradition of wines for ageing.
- Years 2000
- Years 1990
- Years 1980
- Old vintages