In the vineyard…
Early April stage is at “bud in cotton”.
Mild temperatures over the Easter weekend have brought the stages forward a little.
At this date the vegetation is at bud in cotton.
In mid-April the temperatures are still cool, which is not favourable for growth.
As the end of April approached, growth progressed little and the bud burst stage was reached.
To date, the 2023 vintage joins the late vintages of the last 10 years (2013 and 2016).
The infestation of Boarmies remains limited in this vintage, but as growth is slow, the risk is real.
On April 11, the preparation day, including the horn dung, was conducted. The horns are dug up and emptied to collect the “500” preparation.
In the cellar…
The 2022 vintage is followed in its maturation.
First bottles of the 2021 vintage leave the cellar.