Category: Vintage / Annata

Vintage 2015

This was a vintage of contrasts! The alternative periods of dryness and intense rains we experienced, asked our self to adapt to those changing conditions all the way to finish with what was an outstanding vintage. Bud break occurred earlier than usually thanks to an exceptionally warm month of February…

Vintage 2014

What a challenging vintage! The season showed a running start that made everything anticipated and asked the highest reactivity in the vineyard. An accurate canopy management was the key element to set up the best conditions to handle one of the most complicated summer over the last 20 years. A…

Vintage 2013

After a cold and rainy winter, 2013’s wet spring led to pressure from fungal diseases, particularly at the blossom period. Lower-than-average temperatures in August further slowed the already delayed growth of our vines. Those challenging conditions made biodynamic preparations such as 501 (photosynthesis enhancer) very useful. Perfect conditions in September,…

Vintage 2012

The 2012 vintage was characterized by a historic drought: after a winter with little precipitation that lasted only until March, we saw an early budding and very few rainfalls during the months of April and May. These two fresh months made ​​a strong development of the vines possible, without excess.…

Vintage 2011

In 2011, the winter was marked by frequent rain and it wasn’t too cold. The high amount of clay in our soils coupled with the inter row ploughing have favored the accumulation of water in the subsoil, a decisive factor during the dry summer season. The hot spring has favored…

Vintage 2010

The winter between 2009 and 2010 have been very rainy and the cool temperature observed around the months of March and April have been at the origin of a late bud burst. May have seen lots of rain too and this was at the origin of the low yield of…

Vintage 2008

Premature start of the season and average rainfall in March and April. May and June were marked by heavier rainfall giving some difficulty on varieties sensible to leaking (Merlot, Sangiovese and Alicante). From June 20 until mid-October, a very dry summer with only one significant rainfall each month (the 15th…

Vintage 2007

Start of the vegetation growth in late March, beginning of April, which is slightly earlier than usual. Then an ideal weather for optimum development of foliage; temperature slightly above average and frequent rainfall until the end of May. Summer months were drier allowing us to grow perfect healthy grapes. Maturation…

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