(2010 Vintage) In 2012, after an early winter with rather mild weather for the period, temperatures plunged to extremely low levels (-15° to -20° centigrade) and were accompanied by abundant snowfall. A cool and rainy spring was followed, from May on, by a sustained period of much warmth, rarely interrupted by rainfall, and this only in limited areas. Despite the high temperatures, the vines succeeded in resisting stress thanks to the reserves of groundwater accumulated during the spring. The intense rains which arrived in late August and early September were quite beneficial for the crop. Picking began during the first week of September, approximately a week earlier than usual. The vintage, in general, was one of low production, with healthy white grapes which gave wines of much balance and red grapes which will unquestionably be quite balanced as well.
Wine Spectator(1985 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/90
Wine Spectator(1993 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/97