Très joli, mais petite quantité…
OLIVIER CYROT, WINEMAKER
That says it all really, and we entirely agree. The wines here were always good but as mentioned above, have found an extra gear over the past few vintages, thanks in part to Olivier Cyrot’s recent introduction of some whole-bunch fermentation.
Olivier described 2020 as, “A beautiful year, with excellent weather until the end of July.” Spring was very sunny and very dry. An early season, without disease pressure.
The end of July and especially the beginning of August were marked by very hot weather. Unlike some, Olivier describes this as a “heatwave”, with a corresponding lack of water, which unfortunately resulted in the loss of a significant part of the domaine’s crop.
Harvest started on 27th August. The grapes were very healthy and were worked without difficulty. Olivier speaks of “Beautiful, fairly massive tannins, high natural ripeness and an impressive concentration: these are the characteristics of the harvest.”
A rich and concentrated vintage that will win lots of friends.