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 26th to October 16th, 2014
60% Cabernet Sauvignon
« 2014 with its garnet body and hints of violet. The nose is dominated by red fruit aromas (cherry, redcurrant) and black fruits (blackberry). A lovely attack in the mouth, smooth, with beautiful fruity notes and lightly oaked. On the finish, a very fine balance and soft tannins. This wine is best kept for 5 to 6 years and enjoyed with steak, other grilled meats or rich cheeses. »
Between 16°C / 61°F and 18°C / 64°F.