This vintage’s growing season was defined by a long winter with generous precipitation that replenished groundwater resources depleted after 2017’s climatic conditions. Winter weather persisted up until the beginning of March with temperatures that were lower than seasonal averages resulting in a slow start to vine growth. Spring and the first part of summer both saw frequent rain showers and cooler temperatures. Halfway through July temperatures rose considerably; a long steady stretch of beautiful weather coaxed the grapes through a slow regular ripening phase, yet at the same time each vineyard maintained its individual diversity. Harvesting activities began on October 3rd and were completed on October 8th.