Spring was slow to burst. Blooming was somewhat delayed, but happened in exceptional heat conditions. A nice dry weather engendered an even and quick flowering, which was through by June 15th. Late to start with (beginning of August), it was over within 2 weeks.
Period of harvest
From September 3rd to 20th, 2001
48% Sauvignon Blanc
Wine Spectator – 91 pts (2003/07)
« Very ripe and powerful, with loads of apple tart and vanilla character. Full-bodied, with fresh acidity and a very long aftertaste. This is loaded with character. This has always been a great white producer, but few people know it. Best after 2004. 2,500 cases made. »
Between 12°C / 53°F and 14°C / 57°F.