1998 started quite early. Bud burst, flowering and veraison of the grapes took place 10 days earlier than 1997. Automatically the harvest was earlier too. But the weather suddenly changed beginning of September, lasting rain falls arrived and some fruits got damaged by botrytis! Fortunately rain stopped and we could continuing with picking amd rescue our ripe fruits from more botrytis attacks! The wines of 1998, especially the reds are fullbodied wines with a high alcohol level.