A very summer-like springtime allowed the vines to bud-break relatively early (start of April). Then all dropped into place without weather incident or lost time right through to harvest. Some heatwave episodes during summer brought worries about the appearance of water stress. However, the deep vine roots in our parcels allowed them to find enough freshness from deep underground for us to be able to pick lovely fruit, ripe and perfectly healthy, from 5th September.

On the nose, the white wines are generous and expressive, with the accent on slightly exotic peach aromas and white fruits. On the palate, the minerality typical of our limestone terroirs gives good support to the richness and density of this vintage. This elegant and yet gourmand, fruity balance offers wines that may be quickly appreciated. But they may also become more refined and gain in complexity after a few years in cellar.

Red wines, for their part, benefitted well from the heat and the earliness of this vintage. Aromas are fine and fresh, dominated by well ripe red fruits. On the palate, real ‘gourmandise’! Wines on first impression are well-rounded and elegant, then their richness and concentration take over. Tannins are relatively supple and soft. These wines are already pleasant and can be enjoyed straight away. However, their structure will also allow them to be forgotten for a while in a good cellar…