After a particularly rigorous winter, with temperatures falling to around -20°C on 19 December 2009, the spring was much more clement with almost summery temperatures in April. Budburst took place mid-April in excellent conditions, but the weather worsened in May and it wasn’t until early June that temperatures returned to and even surpassed seasonal norms. Flowering began mid-June in the rain, resulting in shatter and millerandage. The weather was very variable in July and August. But fortunately, September was when the wine was made, and the pickers started work in a good mood at the end of the month. Thanks to meticulous sorting both in the vines and the winery, 2010 was a truly great vintage.
The white wines are particularly expressive: The nose, with its nutty aromas, offers delicate honeyed notes accompanied by wilder scents, and even truffle in some cases. In the mouth, they are broad and full-bodied, but with lovely vigor and admirable length. 2010: A great vintage to be appreciated.
The reds are now offering an explosion of ripe fruit and candied fruit mixed with pleasant aromas of aging evoking undergrowth and sweet spices. On the palate, they have impressive tenacity and texture, with lovely velvety tannins and exemplary length. There is no doubt that 2010 is a superb vintage.