2022: A Great Vintage for François Cazin
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2022 was full of unexpected twists. It was a capricious
Following the cold mornings in March and early April, we did not suffer significant losses from
From that period the summer remained dry and hot; the young vines really suffered here. But one positive aspect was that we did not have to worry or protect the vines from
We waited until September 5th to begin the
To top things off, it was an exceptional
A Magnificent, Record Breaking 2022 at Bellivière
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2022!!! Finally a
Yet again, the 2022
Now past the point where
We were also meticulous and vigilant with the amount of grass in the vines and made sure to properly aerate the soils from fall 2021 to Spring 2022, permitting us to apprehend
We began picking on the earliest date in the
This was also the most intense
We are very excited to share all of these with you!
Clément & Laure-Anne, Eric & Christine Nicolas
Doubling Production in 2022 at Passofonduto!
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It was a beautiful
Working on small, individual
I'll try to summarize everything!
OCCHIO DI SALE, the rosato:
The base consists in part of an early
LE ROBBE, the traditional red:
SOLFARE, the white:
The white grapes this year, due to drought, ripened much earlier than the reds. There is more alcohol than past
PASSOFONDUTO, the red from the vineyard of
It was an almost surgical
There are two other new
- The VIGNA DI BIANCO from the
Now I'm starting to dwell on the wines, but my handcrafted work requires diversity and a creative spirit!
I hope to drink together soon!
A Beautiful 2022 from Claire and Florent Bejon
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A Qualititave and Satisfying 2022 for Domaine de Bongran
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Finally a nice
We did feel some stress in April, temperatures were flirting with
Despite the lack of water, we decided to not rush into
We are very happy with 2022, the quantity is good and the quality is very satisfying.
2022: Full of Twists and Turns for Elodie Balme
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Here is my little
I would describe the summer as: extremely dry! It will certainly have marked the year: extreme heat and a lack of water, no rain from Spring until August 15th! We did get 17mm that helped out on August 17th, though it could not save the vines suffering most.
We picked our first grapes on August 11th in an attempt to save the youngest vines under the most stress. Once those were done, we waited until August 27th for the real start of the
Early September was marked by intense storms. This slowed down the
In the end we had good quantity, with only a few
We are rather satisfied with this
A Solar But Satisfying 2022 for Jean Manciat
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November 21st, 2022.
After another winter without much cold weather, we were ready for potential
We then had a fairly normal Spring without any excess in water. But it was already trending towards
June was very dry but followed by beneficial rains: 150mm but spread out over three episodes in a 10 day period. This was great because the soils were able to absorb the water; usually rain in the summer comes in the form of violent storms that hit all at once,
We then went back to hot, sunny weather which kept up until
By this point, you could see the youngest vines planted on
Unsurprisingly, the levels of
While we weren't necessarily expecting it, we did have some
All in all, I find the wines quite charming, retaining freshness (the
2022: A Tribute to Resiliance
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2022 started with a very dry winter. Snow was rare, only in March did we see a little bit. Spring continued to be dry, with
A very dry and hot summer began like in most parts of South-Western Europe. The rockier vineyards such as Morei had hydric stress issues, but most vineyards actually withstood the
Before August 10th, everything looked like a regular, early, climate-change
After such a fast start, we expected to continue with the reds. But the weather changed: cold nights and rain arrived and everything slowed to a crawl. The
Manzoni Bianco: definitely on the tropical, sunny-side of life. Already showing great drinkability now and a juicy character.
Nosiola: this vineyard loves heat and is definitely profiting from this warmer year. Deep and full.
Fuoripista: we were afraid about the hot summer.
Lezèr: in order to maintain the wine's crunchiness, we started
Foradori: it will be fun to figure out the final
Sgarzon: this was the most complicated vineyard to interpret this year. Although the grapes looked really nice and healthy,
Morei: a surprisingly slow
Granato: the differences between the four potential Granato
All photos by Martin Errichiello:
Some Photos of 2022 at Radoar
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A Very Promising 2022 for Alain Girard
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A Year of Extreme Conditions for the Vines:
The 2021-2022 winter was fairly mild, with above average temperatures. After a rather clement February, March and April alternated between rain and sunshine, an ideal accompaniment to wake the vines from their slumber. It also meant a precocious start to the vegetative cycle.
It was during this delicate period that two waves of
The ensuing warm weather restarted vegetation quickly.
But June calmed things down and brought us some much needed rain, about 80mm falling in the second half of the month. We now had to focus on the risks of
The heat remained all the way up to
First Impressions of the Vintage:
The early juices announce a solar
The warm summer gave us optimal
2022 is a qualitative