Climate and vineyard
The winter was mild and dry in the Southern Rhône. Despite a raining spring the 2018 vintage enjoyed good wheather conditions. The rain brought Mildiou on some parcels of our vineyard but also enables to have water supply for few months.
From mid june to the end of summer, temperatures were up to the normal temperatures for the season. Thus hot climate and rain in august just before the harvest enabled the vines to give top quality grapes with good maturity.
We started by harvesting our parcels of vines in AOC Ventoux near the village of Caromb (Mont Ventoux hill) the first fifteen days of september. From 1st to 10th of october, we picked the grapes from our land in AOC Beaumes de Venise close to the village of Suzette at 300m altitude.
As we don’t have rain at all during the harvest, the grapes was picked at optimal maturity.
As a result, this vintage has low yield (25Hl/Hectare) but great quality !
Only one last thing : Taste it !