After historically low yields for the 2017 vintage, new challenges await us for the next few years. Thanks to the orientation towards organic viticulture and the outstanding work of my brother Jean-Marc and his team over the past decades, we have created harmonious and natural conditions in our vineyards. But last years weather conditions have shown, that we may have to focus on the vagaries of climate from now on and learn how to counter them. Cahors was besieged by frost for five consecutive nights in spring 2017, declining harvest to yields to as little as 11 hectoliters per hectare. After a dry and warm summer, with some rain showers in August and September, we harvested healthy and fully ripened grapes at the beginning of the fall. As in previous years, the harvest was completely fermented to wine without the addition of sulfur and is now stored in the wood tanks of our cellar.
At the moment we are busy with pruning in the vineyard. The vines promise a great harvest for 2018, for which we will do our utmost to bring it completely and tasty into the cellar.