2001 is one of the greatest vintages of Pavillon Blanc. Never before had our wine achieved such a level of concentration, complexity and depth. On the palate, the richness, length, smoothness and lastly the freshness completely conceal the high alcoholic degree of 14.8°.
The bottles of 2001 are now at their peak while the magnums, having superb freshness, can be held for several more years (October 2018)
After a very rainy winter, the flowering went quickly and evenly. During the entire summer, there were unusually alternate periods of hot and cool, dry and wet weather, which encouraged vegetation growth and slowed ripening. We harvested eight days behind schedule but in fine weather. (The picking began on 1st October)