Rain was a key player in shaping the 2018 vintage. It was very present in winter, allowing the vines to establish some reserves before a particularly hot and dry summer. The plants were in great shape, helped by clement weather in springtime, and flowering went without a hitch, resulting in abundant, generous bunches. No major weather events upset the growth cycle and the harvest began during the last 10 days of August, continuing until the end of September with a lovely, healthy crop.
Everything went smoothly in 2018, even if vinifying the reds required a little more vigilance due to potential degrees of alcohol a little higher than average. The general opinion is that 2018 was a rare phenomenon, one that a winegrower is only likely to see once or twice in their life!