This was a great vintage, ideal for white varietals and red wines with ageing potential. Good weather conditions resulted in healthy development of the grapes and wines of excellent quality.
Preceding the 2010 vintage, a mild and prolonged autumn extended the vegetative period until mid June. The winter was mainly cold, adequately fulfilling the vine┤s needs during the winter interval. Bud break was postponed 7 to 10 days, in comparison to the previous year, as spring that year came delayed. While some areas suffered from spring frosts, flowering and fruit set was good in most varieties, especially in the case of Malbec. Summer, in turn, was hot with low rainfall and presence of Zonda wind, promoting healthy development of the vines during veraison and creating a natural hydric stress that resulted in smaller berries with excellent solid-liquid ratio.
For low cycle varieties, harvest was postponed for up to 20 days. This was very beneficial for red wines, which acquired high polyphenol concentration, with great aromatic and tannic qualities, as well as potential for ageing. This vintage also gave us intense, aromatic white wines with generous fruit flavours and varietal character.