||Winter rainfall and maximum monthly temperatures were close to the long term average. Adequate winter rains enabled full soil moisture at budburst. A lack of frost and intermittent rain helped get the season off to a good start. Dry and warm climatic conditions prevailed throughout the growing season. Summer temperatures were slightly above average, with little rain recorded. Veraison began in January, two weeks earlier than usual. Warm dry conditions continued throughout harvest with fruit picked in optimal condition with great flavour, tannin and acid retention.
||13 months in 26% new French oak, 37% 1-y.o. French oak, 37% 2-y.o.