After a mild winter, a cool spring delayed flowering. Rarely were the first months of a year so dominated by rain as in 2016, intense foliage work and strengthening of the vines through biodynamic methods were key for top quality and good yields. From August onwards we were rewarded with fantastic summer weather. Cool nights provided ideal conditions for perfect grape ripeness, wonderful harvest weather allowed optimal grape selection and a relaxed, long harvest over almost 7 weeks. The harvest finished on October 15th and we have wines in the cellar with a cool lightness, elegant in style, mineralic and lower in alcohol than 2015.
An almost mediterranean year. After a mild winter and a very warm March the budding took place earlier than usual. The summer was warm and extremely dry. Harvest began at the end of August and was finished by September 22nd, as early as never before. The wines are very well structured, opulent and accessible with a great ageing potential.