After an extremely hot and dry summer, the grapes reached an excellent level of ripeness and were able to be picked, in part, before the heavy rain of mid-September. The grapes picked immediately afterwards were of course perfectly ripe, but slightly diluted. It was an excellent vintage of Pavillon Blanc, the most powerful since 1989. The 1995 Pavillon Blanc has now reached a perfect level of evolution. It is reaching its peak, but there should be no urgency to drink it.
After a very mild winter, the bud-break and flowering were early and even. The whole summer was one of a great vintage: hot and very dry. The quite heavy rain that arrived in the middle of September was without doubt of benefit to the ripening of the grapes. The weather was then superb throughout the harvest. (The picking began on 15th September).