The first two months of the year were warm and humid and March very hot and dry. The bud-burst was very early but heterogeneous.
The first decade of April was much colder and humid, May slightly warmer and humid. Rapid flowering 10 days ahead of normal.
June and July were very hot.
The mid-veraison took place 12 days ahead the past 40 year’s average. This vintage is among the very good ones.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago