Savoie Vintage Report 2018

 

Domaine des 13 Lunes (Apremont), Sylvain Liotard :

The 2018 growing season went well, but narrowly so. Spring was very wet, with incessant rains, which is very hard on the vines. However, at flowering, around the 15th of June, beautiful and dry weather arrived, and continued for 4 months. The grapes ripened early (mid September). Harvests took place in very warm weather. We harvested in the morning only (by hand). The grapes are beautiful and very healthy. It is a “sunny” vintage with acidities that are a bit lower than usual. The musts are quite charged with solids and racking is difficult. Overall the fermentations went well, the malolactics too. The 2018 vintage will be ready to drink before the 2017 for the “vins de garde” (mondeuse, rousette). It is charming vintage that is easy to drink.