Winter 2015-16 will go down in history as very mild and rainy followed by an early bud break that was rapidly mitigated by a cool and humid spring. Strong fungal disease pressure was to be observed in the vineyard. The weather in the second week of June enabled optimal flowering, but was again followed by heavy rainfall. Fortunately, good weather arrived by the end of June, along with the temperature. It lasted all summer allowing for perfect development of the grapes which, thanks to water supplies in the soil, didn’t suffer from the drought, apart from the very end of the season. High water stress in the vineyard early September blocked the ripening process, but a big rainstorm (45 mm of rain) on September 13th relaunched the evolution in the vineyard. The dry and warm weather lasted until the end of harvest thus auguring an exceptional vintage, both in terms of quality and quantity.
Second cru classé en 1855
AREA UNDER VINES : 82 ha
SOIL : Garonne gravel from the first quaternary, settled more than 600 000 years ago