The 2017 Vintage
Following a dry winter, this vintage was hit by late frosts on the 27th, 28th and 29th of April which badly affected our vines, notably the white grape varieties. It was the furthest away parcels, which normally produce our second wine, which were most affected. Those parcels, which escaped the frost started a very early cycle of vegetation, leading up to a quick and uniform flowering. The month of June was hot and sunny. Fortunately, the temperate climate of July and August allowed the acidity and the freshness of the fruit to be preserved. “The veraison” was as equally early around mid-July. The harvest started on the 21st of August for the whites (one of the earliest harvests to date!) and finished mid-September with the grapes reaching optimum ripeness. Before the harvest, in the partially frost hit parcels, considerable work was undertaken to identify the unaffected vines and to select which first generation, non-frost damaged bunches to pick.
Period of harvest
August 21st to September 14th
30% Sauvignon Blanc
Pale yellow with green highlights. Lots of ripe, exotic and yellow flesh fruits on the nose. Round and fresh on the palate. Bursting with mango and zest of citrus fruit flavours, with a touch of minerality. A deliciously, long-lasting finish. Drinking over the next 4-5 years.
Between 10°C / 50°F and 12°C / 53°F.