vintage 1993

Weather Conditions

The vintage of 1993 was marked by excessive moisture and adverse weather conditions. A mild winter favored an early bud-burst but growth was later delayed by a cold spring. Fortunately some warm days during the first week of June was enough for successful flowering. The rest of June and July was marked by torrential rain and gloomy weather.
We enjoyed a nice period of good weather from the 1st to the 23rd of August and the berries optimized this period to accumulate their sugars. The rain set in again at the end of August and from the 1st to the 25th of September a team was sent into the vineyards to leaf pluck and remove the extra green bunches that would not ripen sufficiently in such cool, cloudy conditions.
The harvest began on September 27th with a team of 60 pickers, and ended on October 20. The harvesting was disrupted for 3 days of rain during which the pickers had to stop their work.

Wine Style

Although not exceptionally concentrated, the wines of 1993 are satisfactory despite the adverse weather conditions. The wines show black fruit and vanilla aromas and have a meaty density on the palate. the tannins are fine and silky.

Quality of the Vintage