A hot, dry summer contributed to maintaining slight water stress. Grapes were then able to mature in ideal conditions. Summery temperatures and rare beneficial rains gave very concentrated grapes, with tannins of high quality at maturity, particularly for Cabernet-Sauvignon, which is generally late maturing on the estate.
From the vine to the glass
Harvest began on September 22nd with Merlot grapes on gravelly-loamy soils: the earliest soils on the estate.
Following malolactic fermentation in tanks, wines were partly barrel-matured, with 15% new barrels, bringing complexity and roundness to this Château Mirefleurs wine.