Bud burst was normal but cool, wet conditions prevailed well into spring. Late May and early June saw storms and high rainfall, but fortunately flowering and fruit set followed under ideal conditions. Development over summer was even, with temperatures rising considerably from mid-July. A long period of fine conditions helped the grapes to ripen gradually, with September once again blessed with warm sunny days and cool nights. Nebbiolo yields were low and benefitted from the ideal conditions, with harvest from early October.