A great year, truly exceptional both for the estate and the wines.
In May, the leading French wine magazine, La Revue de Vin de France, rated us as «the N°1 estate in the Roussillon». This motivated the whole team to do even better… A damp winter led to a smaller numbers of bunches across all varietals and coulure hit several plots of Grenache. The summer was hot but spared us from heat-waves and drought. Thanks to two new air pumps we acquired we can now blow hot and cold air. Two new sprayers were delivered right on time, as the pressure from odium remained constant throughout the summer. The team is tight and did wonders in the vineyards during the green harvest blending speed and precision. The result was perfectly healthy grapes at harvest time, to the extent that, for the fourth year running, we didn’t need our sorting table. The vinification was easy. The wines are rich but with tension, focused and with lots of energy. The fruit flavors are explosive and complex. With exceptional tannins, the wines will cellar well and improve during aging. A year to be remembered.