Budding started perfectly with lovely sunny days and high temperature, but we endured serious draught by the middle of May. Rainfall just exceeded 200mm for the first five months. Relative humidity of the air was generally perfect. Nobody remembers blossoming vines at the middle of May in the Tokaj region. Some early ripening varieties started then this year.
All the late ripening varieties like Furmint and Hárslevelű exceeded full ripeness by the end of September. After 10th October precipitation was over 200mm, and it rained continuously during the whole harvest season. Fortunately, we harvested early and in time. Wines made by grapes harvested before the rain started have a lovely elegance and fresh fruitiness.