The year started with three months that were drier than normal. Bud-burst slightly delayed but regular.
Significant cluster appearance. Mid-flowering observed on June 6th (8 days earlier than normal).
Cluster thinning was undertaken. Hot July and very hot August and particularly rainy. Mid-veraison on August 14th. In September, the weather was cool but dry, followed by an alternating period until October 10th.
Dry weather during the second decade of October then rain again. A challenged vintage (enhanced sanitary protection).
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago