The 2017 is a vintage in which the climate particularly played on its excesses : low water regime throughout the year, a dry winter followed by mild temperatures in April with three days of intense frost that reminded us how nature can impose unforgiving setbacks. Many plots nevertheless survived, thanks to the calming presence of the estuary. Heatwaves in mid June, mid July and end September marked out the summer period. And the vine... For those not affected by the frost, conditions were favourable in all respects. 2017 combines refinement and power. The tannins, like those of 2015, are discreet and flavourful. They have an unsettling force, which expresses itself through incomparable length on the finish.
Deep gravels, sandy gravels
Average age of the vines
Mechanical work of the soil or use of between-rows grass. Poussard pruning. Removal of the laterals and manual repositioning of the clusters. Thinning out of the leaves before the harvest.