The 2017-2018 Winter was properly watered, and was particularly
cold. Some snow even fell on December 1st.
Spring was quite early and saw some welcome rainfalls.
have deteriorated from May 15 to June 15 : A succession of storms
swept across France, bringing important rainfalls in our region while
the temperature remained high. In Séguret, precipitation reached 200
mm during this period. The Mistral (dry and cold north wind) does not
come to dry the soil. The treatments against the mildew of the vine
became difficult. The disease (downy mildew) began to develop, and
strangely, particularly attacked the young bunches of grapes.
Fortunately, the alternating grassing of the vineyard at the
estate has allowed the passage of treatment equipment despite the
fact that soils are soggy.
Being in conversion to Organic has not been
penalizing at all. The vineyard has been fully protected. In spite of
everything a small loss of harvest has been observed: It has been
estimated at 5-10% of the production.
The summer of 2018 was
hot and dry. A single storm brought us 80 mm of water in early
August. This rain was beneficial and allowed the vine to have a good
water supply until the harvest. This rain, however, delayed the
harvest date by about a week.
The harvest began on August 24
at the Domaine de l'Amauve with the harvest of black Grenache and
Syrah for Rosé Vaucluse I.G.P. They continued then with the Côtes
du Rhône Villages SEGURET rosé. The first batch of white wine:
Grenache Blanc and Viognier was then harvested on August 31st.
then took a break for 7 days to wait for the full phenolic maturity
of Syrah and Grenache Noir. The harvest have start again for the red
grapes on September 7th and have ended on September 19th.
rosé and white wines present a beautiful freshness based on a soft
and natural acidity, as well as pretty pure fruity and floral
The red wines have a nice deep color, plenty of fine
tannins, and have a very beautiful fruity expressions.
vintage was very special considering the exceptional climatic
conditions encountered in May-June, however, the very beautiful back
season allowed us to obtain a superb maturity of the grapes as well
as an irreproachable quality of the grapes.
|The team for the harvests in 2018.
The pickers at
Domaine de l'Amauve in 2018 were: Laurence, Juliette, Blandine, Paul,
Colin, Nicolas, Jean-Pierre, Mohamed, Romain.