The nose is already surprisingly subtle. The barrel-ageing is still present but blends perfectly with notes of apricot and candied melon.
The attack is light, but the wine then develops volume and gradually fills the entire palate. The wine has not been affected by the often excessively high summer temperatures. The finish is long and well-defined. This is a wine that has already substantially opened up and should be at its peak in about five years.
The winter of 2018 was the coldest we have had since 2010, mainly due to particularly severe weather in February. It was very rainy, with endless showers that continued throughout the spring. To find such wet conditions at the beginning of the season, you would have to go back to 2001. As a result, there was an unusually high threat of mildew that persisted from May into July. Such violent outbreaks of mildew had not been seen within living memory. Fortunately, the situation significantly improved over the summer, thanks to dry, hot weather which enabled us to restore the vineyard’s health and produce excellent quality grapes.
Beautiful sparkling gold colour.