2004 Vintage

There was a very good and even bud burst before frosts on 14 and 28 November which reduced the crop in the region by more than 50% (down to 1,800 tonnes). It was a generally cool summer with above average rainfall in February before weather settled and ripening could proceed sufficiently in warmer sites before the early frost during harvest. Despite being a very challenging vintage, the small amount of wine produced from great young sites has been surprisingly age worthy.