The 2016 campaign started with a mild and dry winter, followed by a damp and cold spring. Some buds were hit by the frost in April. Attacks of mildew and powdery mildew were frequent in the spring. The rain stopped mid-July and the risk of mildew declined. From 10th August, temperatures were above average for the season and drought set in until September 20th.
The ripening of the berries on the young vines was blocked until a timely rainy spell between September 21st and 27th
boosted the ripening process. Cool nights helped increase the fruit and the acidity levels. Harvesting began on September 25th. The pace was fast and it was important to strike the right balance between the maturity and the aromatic level. The berries were very healthy and the quality of the crop looked very promising, leaving us with the hope of an exceptional 2012 vintage.
Appearance : Pale yellow with a bright golden hue.
Nose : The intense aromas of blackcurrant buds and white fruit (pear, white peach and nectarine) gain complexity when the wine is left to breathe. Notes of citrus fruit and pepper also prevail.
Palate : A lovely initial sensation, supple with a richness backed by an underlying lively acidity. The aromas of blackcurrant buds and lemon follow through on the palate to a persistant and intense finish.