Vintage review


2018 / Incomparable quality and weather conditions

The vineyard was able to replenish its water reserves thanks to a particularly wet, warm January. The vegetative cycle was delayed by a few days, however. February brought much cooler weather, and March, more rain. Budburst happened in the middle of April thanks to milder temperatures, then a fine spell of more settled weather helped the vegetative growth to make up for the slow start. The vines even flowered and ripened some two weeks early. The warm temperatures hotted up in August, though not overly severely, and some timely gentle showers enabled the grapes to reach optimum ripeness. The harvest was altogether exceptional, both for the health and level of ripeness. It will set the standard, with big, pure, wonderfully rich wines shot through with superb minerality.