2017 VINTAGE: IT’S THE QUALITY THAT COUNTS!
This year saw fewer than projected tons of grapes entering our cellar. According to our viticulturists the season was characterized by a relatively dry post-harvest period. Winter rainfall was lower than normal, but spring rains in many of our grape-growing regions refreshed the vineyards. Ample sunshine combined with light rains during December and January further contributed to the quality of the grapes. The most outstanding factor however, was the exceptionally cool ripening conditions during January and early February which served to reduce water and heat stress, allowing the grapes to ripen gradually and evenly, thereby contributing greatly to the flavour and end-quality of the wines.