2022 brought a catalogue of extreme weather events: frost again, hail, drought and forest fires across the Gironde. It was a difficult year and we feel lucky to have had a good harvest. Frost damage was avoided by delayed pruning, which enabled us to protect the buds. The vines then had to catch up. We were spared the hail, but some winegrowers had their vines shredded just a few kilometres away. Then, during the summer, the drought and very high temperatures concentrated the tannins.
Even though the berries were small, this vintage will have great ageing potential. The harvests started on 12 September, two weeks earlier than last year. They ended on 6 October with our Cabernet which benefited from a few millimetres of rain that helped the skins to reach optimal ripeness.