One of the best of the last 20 years. The mild winter allowed an homogeneous budburst. During spring, elevated temperatures and regular waterfalls guaranteed a good water supply to the soil, which helped to overcome a sunny and hot summer. Sporadic summer rain allowed a good vegetative balance during the August heatwave, allowing a progressive and gradual veraison. A gradual development of the shoots helped the grapes to reach perfect ripeness. The high temperature excursions (above 20 °C) between day and night allowed the bunches to grow healthily, retaining high natural acidity and developing high quality aromatic compounds. The progressive and uniform ripeness helped to produce a wine that is simply extraordinary.