The wines were generally quite good but developed quickly and have now of course completely declined.
It is hard to imagine today the sheer disorganization that must have reigned during the harvest: no more men, no more horses etc. To make matters even more difficult, the crop was huge.
In August, everybody expected the men to be back for the harvest... They only came back four years later, at least those who were lucky enough to escape with their lives during the terrible war that broke out in August ! (The picking began 15th September)