We approached the end of the 2017 harvest today, under a leaden, rainy sky. For the past two days, it’s been very chilly in the morning in the vines. The weather is so important for those who stoop low in the rows of vines to gather the fruit of a year of hard work – itself also very dependent on the weather...
At first glance, the season in the vines may seem to have been somewhat topsy-turvy, but after switching several times from hot to cold, as we move towards the end of July, we are full of hope for a fabulous harvest if the summer remains fine and we are spared any hail.
An early winter is not a bad thing, both in the vines and in the cellar. The cold helps the wines age correctly, and aids with soil preparation.