The summer was particularly dry in 2016. The storm on 13 September provided the water needed to continue ripening of the grapes. The alternating hot days and cool nights allowed good acidity to be maintained, along with nice aromatic freshness. These are the perfect conditions for our Saint-Estèphe appellation.
We started harvesting the Merlots on 29 September, finishing with our Cabernet Sauvignon which reached optimum ripeness on 12 October. The wine is built on a dense tannic structure and shows a perfect harmony throughout the tasting. An immense vintage…