The beginning of 2007 was mild and wet until April, when spring abruptly started and rising temperatures initiated rapid and intense vegetative growth. The temperatures dropped again for the growing season and delayed bud burst and flowering. The date of 50% veraison was observed on the 23rd August, much later than the recorded average.
Disease pressure during summer was high with frequent rainfall and hot and humid conditions from early August to early September. Recorded precipitation in August was double the monthly average, fortunately the month of September brought clear and sunny conditions and allowed the fruit to ripen healthily.
The first day of harvest was the 14th of October and was completed in 12 days.
The wines of 2007 reflect a vintage of cool conditions. Taut, focused and deeply colored, with aromas of raspberry, red plum and currant flavors that are supported by a surplus of fresh acidity. The finish is classically ‘Chambert’: long, fine and mineral.
The 2007 wines will develop well in bottle: the Château wine will begin to drink well from 2012, the GV from 2014.
Quality of the Vintage
Alcohol - 13%
Total Acidity - 3,59 g/L H2S04
pH - 3.47
Alcohol - 13.5%
Total Acidity - 3.72 g/L H2S04
pH - 3.45