Vintage Report

Our First Vintage

Year AOC Maury
2010 The growing season in the Roussillon was punctuated by a second year of drought. The cold wind (tramontane, locally called the tramuntana in Catalan) arrived on May 31st disrupting flowering and set. This was followed by a hail storm on June 18 further reducing the crop. The summer was very hot without rain, and fruit developed sugars early.Wines from this vintage tend to be full and rich, even powerful. Picking decisions were absolutely critical as the season arrived fast and furious. Delayed picking resulted in jammy overripe wines. Precise picking resulted in full bodied wines with the proper balance of acid acid and tannin.