Normal bud bursting end of March. May alternated between periods of rain and sunshine.
Flowering end of May/beginning of June in cold and rain. 2nd decade of June was dry and sunny.
High precipitation levels and low temperatures early July=>phonological lateness. In August, alternating rain and sun=> difficult veraison.
September was favourable and dry (sun and eastern wind)=>good maturation and sanitary conditions.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago