The highlight of this year is that for the first time in history, we completed the harvest in August.
I won’t go into the concerns this raises for the future, but I have to say that the vintage has a lot of qualities that I didn’t expect: the richness of the ripe fruit is balanced by an assertive energy, the texture is velvety without astringency, enhanced with spicy notes. These wines are built to last forever while slowly developing finesse and complexity over the years.