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 this vintage : the flowering was perturbed by those rains. Then, the temperatures increased normally during the summer but it was not enough to compensate the delay observed at the beginning of the season. This means that the maturation of the grapes was later than usual of about 7 to 10 days. This was just perfect for both Chardonnay and Viognier for which a slower maturation means more aromas and a better balance between sugar and acidity. With the red varietals we kept a lot of freshness too, on both palate and nose. The tannic structure of the blends is round and velvety, emphasizing the delicacy and finesse of the vintage.