The spring and summer of 2002 were not favourable. Three weeks into the harvest, the grapes were not looking good. Then we had five days of good bright and dry weather with a northerly wind. This wind cleansed and concentrated the grapes in record time and encouraged maturing.
The juices were then coloured, full of structured fruit with nice tight tannins. The 2002 vintage after thermoregulated fermentation is remarkably balanced between aromatic freshness and a firm constitution that will keep well.