Following a mild and wet winter in which ground water levels were increased, Spring 2014 was a season of constant rainfall and mild temperatures which encouraged an early bud break. The flowering period which followed this was rapid and homogeneous with the exception of the Merlot, where ‘coulure’ or a slight loss of fruit was apparent.
After a cool and mainly dry July, August was a particularly wet month. The cool August nights stimulated a presence of advanced aromas in the white grapes and an excellent build-up of anthocyanins and aromas in the red grapes.
The fabulous Indian Summer in September evened out the discrepancies in ripeness, which occurred during ‘veraison’. This remarkable Autumn allowed us to harvest all of our grapes with great ease.
Period of harvest
From September 17th to 30th, 2014
80% Sauvignon Blanc
« The wine has lots of lovely white fruit and citrusy notes. The palate is lively, well-strung and refreshing. A well-balanced wine with a minerality associated with the fresh, pure aromatic expression of Sauvignon. »
Between 16°C / 61°F and 18°C / 64°F.