Vintage 1996

LC_20_050697  photo par Leif Carlsson

The 1996 wines can be described as particularly fine and elegant. The flowering was perfect except for the Gewurztraminers, that suffered a lot from coulure.

The summer was not very hot but quite dry. The harvest went trough without any major trouble, due to the extraordinary healthy condition of the grapes.. Most wines have a good ripeness level, high acidity level and lots of fruity aromas.

No wine was chaptalized in 1996, the average yield on our estate was 38 hl/ha, some wines were bottled in September 97 and the rest in March 1998. Most of the 96s fermented very slowly.