Exceptional vintage. Outbreak of the first leaves beginning of March. Temperatures and amount of sunshine well beyond normal.
Even so, the vines didn’t suffer. Great drought confirmed (-50% pluviometry) and general flowering beginning of June.
From August 20th, rainfall (withered or roasted grapes). Certain late growths benefitted from the eastern drying wind that stops the grey mold (Botrytis) to wait for complete maturity of the Merlots.
The old vines, in ploughed soils with a solid root system in deep gravely soils held perfectly up against the great drought.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago