Extremely severe winter, then mild weather in March. Beginning of spring particularly humid with violent storms in May.
Early onset of summer. A very beautiful summer with hot days, but not scorching, few disturbances in July and beginning of August.
In September/October: sun, heat and drought allowing to peacefully reach optimum ripeness.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago