The truth behind all our wines is perhaps applies particularly to this one: its quality is due mainly to grapes that are harvested at optimal maturity.
Great care taken with the vines, very limited yields, excellent hygiene: we insist on a very high level of quality standards. This makes it possible to have a Vaud Sauvignon unlike most: a wine that is nerveux (well balanced, good acidity, aging potential) with aromas typical for this grape, from black currant to exotic fruits depending on the nuances offered by the terroir and the vintage.
The Sauvignon Réserve is made in tanks and barrels, with pumping over of the lees designed to reinforce the structure, freshness in its expression and the delicacy of the aromatic profile. Best a year after the harvest – or wait for two to three years for a more mature expression!
Harvest on 23rd September 2019
Flowering was normal, around 20 June 2019, very soon after the women’s strike. Spring was somewhat humid, but beautiful weather in August and September encouraged perfect ripening of the grapes.
In the higher areas of Féchy, 15% of the vines suffered hail damage, but luckily before the veraison so the berries dried and fell. The grapes thus remained very healthy.
We took a long time tasting the grapes in the vineyard in order to choose the best possible picking time for every grape variety on each of our 38 vine parcels. We began harvesting 23 September, making this pretty much a classic growing season.
The grapes went through two selections, once while on the vines, then on the sorting table, to make sure they were perfect. And then it was up to us, in the cellar, to know how to interpret, as best we can, what they have given us. Without sulphur, without added yeast, with no additions at all, we need to taste virtually every day to ensure that the wine undergoes a gentle yet precision-driven development.
A vintage with lovely balance between body and structure.
A vintage very much up to the high standard of the Fête des Vignerons that was celebrated during the summer.