An atypical winter: particularly mild and dry winter the first two months, exceptionally cold and humid in March, causing slow recovery of the plants.
A humid spring: a late and disturbed floraison. Contrasted summer: cold and gloomy in June and August but dry in July ensuring sufficient hydrous stress to obtain a good vintage.
In September and October: cool and dry atmosphere conducive to a slow maturation, preserving the aromas and synthesizing the anthocyanin.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago