The winter was unusually humid with mild temperatures. Marchand April were very cold causing a much delayed budbreak(15 days later than usual).
The cool and humid conditions in May and June resulted in a set back in vegetation.
Flowering took place during the second half of June under difficult circumstances leading to flower abortion and berry-shot. Fortunately, July and August were warm, sunny and dry. Thanks to these favourable conditions, the vines stayed in good shape.
Beginning of September saw the rain coming back again, which speeded up the harvest.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago