Many years ago, Grosset planted the four estate vineyards each on very specific soil and rock profiles. With every vintage it becomes clearer that these have a unique resilience to changing seasonal conditions. This was not been more obvious than in the 2017 to 2018 season.
The dry conditions meant the vines could not easily ripen an average crop, and yet, rather than having to cut off excess fruit or ‘green thin’ prior to harvest, the vines produced much smaller bunches, effectively ripening a smaller crop.
This can only be put down to the vine’s extraordinary resilience and the strict organic approach playing its role in self-regulation.
Although a smaller yielding season, all fruit from these vineyards ripened beautifully and was harvested in pristine condition.