First impressions of the 2011 vintage in Cahors
Harvest started on august 31st with our Viognier. The grapes were perfectly
healthy and very tasty. The yield amounted to about 30 hl/ha, with a total
alcohol of 13%vol and a fresh, crispy acidity. Thus, we expect a perfect
balance for this white wine.
The first Malbecs were harvested on September 12th. A premature year, characterized by uniform ripeness in all our vineyards. The last grapes arrived in the cellar on September 22nd, to remain on skins for several weeks, followed by ripening in barrels during months. Thus, you may take patience before you will be able to taste this promising year.
Fortunately, we still have wines from 2008 and the following years available, to make the time of waiting appear short.