As a consequence of the humidity of the spring, and the resulting impact on the sanitary condition of the vines, yields were reduced in some vineyards. However, this had no effect on grape quality, and fi nally the volume of the harvest was within the average for the decade. The harvest, which started early and was very lengthy, took place in optimum conditions. Sun-drenched grapes, gloriously fruity and intensely coloured, offered remarkable maturity. In the cellar, extractions needed little encouragement, such was the richness and structure of the juice.
From September 22nd to October 6th
Aged in oak barrel for 12 to 14 months