1994 at Domaine de Marcoux

We finished pruning on 3 March – and fortunately, too, as budbreak began very early, around 18 March. We applied biodynamic preparations – two silicas, five teas – without any problems.

In May, there were numerous storms, which didn’t stop the vines from flowering late in the month, for example on the 25th in Les Gallimardes.
In early June, a hellish Mistral got up (up to 135 km/h for the most powerful gusts) and blew for six days and six nights, then weakened slightly over the following days. When it stopped, the vines were in a sorry state: torn leaves, broken shoots, split berries, clusters torn off…
All the fruit that had set before the wind came resisted; for the rest, we lost much of the crop.

The month of July could be summed up in one word: Mistral.
A heck of a storm broke on 31 July, and all we could do was wait for the harvest. But we didn’t hurry: the fruit ripened slowly but surely…

We have been farming our vines organically since 1991