2000 in Alsace started with very nice, sunny spring weather.
Budbreak took place just after mid-April and flowering was nearly
two weeks early when it arrived at the beginning of June. The
weather stayed warm and sunny through June but turned cool and
stormy in July with some occurrances of rain. August brought a
rise in temperatures and a decrease in rain as the month progressed.
As a result of the rains, growers had to guard against grey rot
in the vineyards. In some vineyards, fruit had to be pruned or
foilage reduced in order to allow more air flow and better cluster