Château Gilbert & Gaillard

2016

Perfect balance with outstanding concentration, fruit and freshness

Weather of the year

After an autumn and winter with very little water, spring was promising with an early and homogeneous flowering due to dry weather and a light north wind. The summer was moderately hot but very dry from June onwards, which caused real concern. There were no storms on 15 August, but a heatwave at the beginning of September which put the vines under stress. Miraculously, two small rainy spells unblocked the situation between 10 and 15 September, allowing the grapes to mature in excellent conditions and to grow a little bigger.

Harvest dates

September 18 for the Syrahs. 30 September for the grenaches. 5 October for the mourvèdres.

Wine profile

Small yields, good acidity, high concentration due to the small size of the berries. Fruit of extraordinary precision and freshness. Definitely a great vintage.

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