An irregular and rather-late flowering during the second half of cold and rainy June, resulted in a hot berries around many of the parcels. But the very beautiful weather condition during the month of July, with record sunshine and temperatures, hinted at a great quantity and quality potential for the 1995 Alsace harvest.
Unfortunately for the 3rd consecutive year, these wonderful harvest promises were partially thwarted by abnormally rainy weather during the month of September which, considering the already advanced ripeness, pushed everyone to set the official harvest dates earlier than planned.
For the first grapes picked, the wine-makers had to juggle with the capricious weather as well as preserve the quality by undertaking very meticulous sorting of the spoiled bunches in numerous parcels.
However the grapes picked in the first ten days of October benefited from splendid weather allowing them to be bursting with sugar while maintaining harmonious acidity.
In general it was an inconsistent harvest both from the quality and the quantity standpoint, and often heterogeneous, which was very disparate between the northern and southern parts of Alsace.