After a mild, dry winter, budding was early (two weeks earlier than usual). Summer quickly took over from spring. The temperatures recorded overall were above the seasonal average, and the weather was dry. Flowering began similarly early and was very successful. On 26 and 27 June, the temperature exceeded 40°C, causing burns on some grapes. July and August were gloomy but the vine cycle retained its head start on growth. The early harvests benefited from particularly favourable conditions in September.
Gravels and sandy clay
80% Merlot – 20% Cabernet Franc
31 August to 23 September
40% new oak and 60% barrels of more than one year old
28 hectolitres / ha
49 200 bottles
* For this Vintage.
This wine has a beautifully intense garnet colour. Very airy with a nose that quickly sets the tone. A luscious, smooth style is combined with hazelnut, raspberry and black cherry aromas. The wine is utterly delicate on the palate. The silkiness from the nose returns, characterised by well-integrated tannins that mingle with mocha and dark chocolate notes. This wine has a very charming texture and a beautiful finish.