A humid and rainy winter and spring, slowing down the vegetation. Flowering from 6th June. Dry summer with moderate heat. Perfect for the vine, slow and long ripening, the grapes took their time to ripen, giving high quality fruits.
Harvest: beautiful hot and dry weather, late hand picking due to late ripening.
On Wednesday 19 September, the team started picking the Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, Muscat, Petite Arvine, Sercial…
‘Brilliant colour, tremendous finesse, freshness, good acidity, amazing fruit’ says the vigneron … Maceration for 6 days, followed by gentle and steady fermentation.
The first impressions of this vintage look like being confirmed: the acidity levels are ideal to enhance perfectly balanced fruitiness, long length. The alcohol levels confirm this impression as we move towards a 2013 white just around 13°, with average residual sugar (around 5-7 gr).
Tasting it reminds us of the 2009 vintage, mouthwatering, fresh, fleshy, a real treat. This white 2014 vintage will be one of the greats.