A little temperamental …..but promising.
Like 2022, the 2023 vintage began with a mild, dry winter. Spring was also mild but wetter. At the end of the spring, the hot, dry weather and daily winds suggested an early drought in the vineyards. Fortunately, high temperatures and some welcome rainfall in May enabled the vines to develop well. June remained hot, but in July temperatures dropped and there was less sunshine, so we had to remain vigilant about disease. Veraison was slow, suggesting a late vintage, but in August, heatwave days and some fine rain accelerated the ripening process. September was dry and sunny, allowing us to harvest the grapes with complete peace of mind.
As a result, 2023 turned out to be a fine vintage. The wines are fresh, crisp and full-bodied. The aromas are pure and complex, particularly in the Riesling. The Pinot Noirs are very fruity, with aromas of red and even black cherries and fine tannins. The Muscats are so aromatic that you’ll feel like you’re biting into the fruit!