An outstanding year

After two difficult vintages to deal with Mother Nature, 2015 shows the signs of a really exceptional vintage. A look back on this unique year.

By end of March, the situation in the vineyard showed an early vintage, among the warmest in recent years. Since October of 2014, the rain accumulation was very high; the growing season started and the soils benefited from good water reserves.

In the spring, the good weather came and the wines grew up really fast. The sanitary conditions were excellent and the flowering consistent.

Temperatures of June and July were unusually hot; the grapes resisted well to these summer conditions thanks to the good supply of water. A cooler August followed with providential rainfall. September alternated between good weather and intermittent rainfall which prevented the vintage from being too early.

In Gigondas, harvesting spread over from the 10th of September to the 15th of October.
Winemaking was easy to make as is often the case in excellent vintages.

This vintage gives us balanced and elegant wines, an expressing and aromatic freshness, elegant and silky tannins. The Gigondas 2015’s will have a great cellaring potential.

 Particularly unique, 2015 vintage will be remembered in the Rhône Valley history as one of the best of the past 8 years: 2007.

Copyright : Laurent Philis – Philis Œnologie à Gigondas

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