Pour ma part, les vendanges ont commencé le 3 octobre pour se terminer le 13 octobre. L'état sanitaire était génial et l'équilibre alcool acidité est intéressant. Vivement la fin des fermentations pour voir se dessiner la trame du vin. Les jus de raisins étaient superbes, j'espère que les vins nous étonneront aussi!
In mid-September we were not very confident about the vintage. Fortunately the good weather arrived and stayed with us long enough for the grapes to mature and to bring them into the cellar. The result is a very good year that will give us some very fine wines.
As far as I concerned the harvest started on the 3rd October and finished on 13th. The grapes are very healthy and the balance between the alcohol and the acidity is interesting. We will have to wait for the end of the fermentation to see the style of the wines. The juice was superb and I hope that the wines will astonish us too. The 2008 vintage is in the same style as the 2002, good acidity and good ripeness.
(To follow report on visit to Stéphane in August.)