Aile d’argent – 2010

Aile d’argent – 2010

Climatic conditions

2010 was a dry but relatively cool year, with no summer heatwave. A generally cold winter gave way to a dry and cool spring that ended with some rainfall in mid-June. Temperatures started rising on 21 June and the summer weather continued throughout a particularly sunny July. The fine conditions of late July were followed by a cloudier, slightly cooler and very dry August. Summer weather returned on 21 August with high temperatures (reaching 38° C on the 25th and 26th) and cool nights, getting the ripening process off to a good start. A welcome spell of rain between 6 and 8 September helped the grapes to mature. Acidity levels fell and phenolic maturation was slow but the crop remained in excellent condition. The fine weather returned, still accompanied by cool nights, encouraging the quality and synthesis of anthocyans and flavour until the harvest. Picking started on 13 September in very good conditions and ended on 17 September. Naturally concentrated, the grapes were small and their rich juice displayed good acidity. These factors – dry conditions without drought, an exceptional amount of sunshine, cool nights and rainfall that arrived at just the right time – give the 2010 vintage a remarkable identity.  

Oenological sheet

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  • Harvest
  • 13 to 17 September
  • Varietal mix
  • Sauvignon 60%
    Semillon 40%
Tasting notes

The wine is a scintillating pale yellow. The very fresh nose opens on tropical fruit notes such as pineapple and lychee, going on to develop fresh fruit aromas reminiscent of peach and apricot. The palate is full and incredibly round, on fruit flavours mingled with a range of floral notes, such as acacia, and a slightly mineral touch. The long and succulent finish elegantly reflects the marriage of Sauvignon and Semillon.

Descriptive sheet

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