As with the first wine, 1983 is an excellent vintage for Pavillon Rouge. It has now reached perfect maturity; it is the epitome of the mature wine and is ready to drink. Of course, we can also keep it, but it will not really improve.
After a very rainy spring, the month of June was hot and dry, making excellent conditions for the flowering. The summer was hot and humid, almost tropical, thus causing potential risks of disease. Then, as from the 10th September, very fine hot and sunny weather set in, helping the grapes to reach excellent ripeness levels. (The picking began on 29th September)