Keller's 2008 vintage

Klaus Peter Keller (pictured here with his wife Julia) provides some phenological data for 2008 in his vineyards around Flörsheim-Dalsheim in Rheinhessen followed by his impressions of the vintage now that the grapes are safely gathered in.

 

Riesling

 

Pinot Noir

 

 

20-year average

2008

20-year average

2008

budburst

29/4

13/5

27/4

8/5

flowering

18/6

10/6

12/6

5/6

veraison

3/9

9/8

28/8

29/7

start harvest

16/10

14/10

1/10

27/9

end harvest

5/11

20/11

10/10

15/10

A rather cool and wet spring (especially April, which had more than 80 mm rainfall) led to a somewhat delayed budburst which we...

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