Growing Conditions

An unusual vintage which looks set to rival the greatest!
Despite the difficult weather conditions lasting until early summer, we were able to contain
the spread of highly aggressive mildew. Subsequent above-average sunshine combined with
alternating hot days and cool nights were conducive to optimum grape ripening.
Quick, even véraison (colour change) produced reliably fine wines.
«The weather conditions at the start of the growing season were particularly difficult, but the
end result is wonderful. The fact that we were able wait patiently and harvest the grapes ‘à la
carte’ meant that we could extract their quintessential fruitiness. Round, concentrated, and
well-balanced with an impressive freshness on the palate, 2018 is unquestionably one of the
greatest vintages of the 21st century».