Languedoc

2010
Vignoble Minervois

A great vintage in Languedoc.

It makes no doubt today that 2010 can be considered among the most exciting vintages of the decade in the South of France. Often seen as gathering the best of the 2 previous vintages: the 08’s fresh character and the 09’s attractive ripeness, 2010 is a vintage of balance, a vintage of where southern grapes could grow in the best conditions. Unfortunately it will be also the vintage of very limited yields, sometimes close to 20hl/ha.

The winter was especially cold with an average temperature lower than the traditional seasonal levels and the arrival of some snowflakes.

The beginning of the year was quite wet and allowed the water reserves to rebuild while a hot and dry summer, favored the berries concentration and maturing.

In late august, the cool nights and some rains allowed to complete its maturing cycle in excellent conditions, avoiding any problems of over-ripeness and maintaining the acidity of the berries.

Production is declining in the region, however, the quality of the vintage is all the greater with concentrated and precise wines, aromatic and deep, intensive and elegant at once.