The unseasonally cold and wet weather in April has held back the vine’s development in the early stages of 2013.
Normally at the time of the Primeurs the vines are in leaf. This year, despite the Primeurs being a week later (due to an early Easter) the vines were hardly budding and around a month delay. With the record temperatures in the region of Bordeaux (the hottest in the whole of France for the past week, today its 32°C!).
The leaves are out with their beautiful pastel light pink and green shades. As the first prices for the 2012 vintage trickle out and the primeur tastings have just come to an end, the vines start their new year, 2013.