For winegrowers, 2005 went off like a dream for all their wishes were fulfilled.
In the Côte d’Or, drought marked the months of June, July and August. However, a few rains at the beginning of September arrived just in time to provide the little water needed by the vine. Then the weather came back dry until the end of the grape-picking season.
This climate proved particularly unfavourable to the development of cryptogamic disease, which explains the perfect sanitary condition of grapes so that they did not need to be sorted. The absence of Botrytis allowed us to wait patiently for perfect maturation.
Summer temperatures were about average, with some warmer periods but no scorching heat, hence acidities and well-preserved aromas.
The period of sunshine, which was normal in July and August, was very generous in June, favouring rapid flowering, and then again in September perfecting maturation.
To complete our careful work of disbudding, we carried out a green harvest; however, it appeared that there were only few overloaded vines.
The volume of this harvest, which was a little bit lower than average, also favoured ripening.
Wines immediately proved promising with a very strong colour, a rich but silky structure thanks to a good maturity of the tannins, a perfect acid balance with very little malic acid and aromas of fresh and ripe fruits.
Today, these wines confirm the first impressions. The critics are unanimous in greeting this new vintage of anthology.
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