"Lovely pale colour, copious fine effervescence. Nose: amply fruity. Strong aromas of raisins and peaches. On the palate: a well-constituted wine, robust yet subtle with a slight hint of acidity. A powerful wine to accompany rich and spicy dishes." Dominique Foulon, 23 September 1983
The 1976 Harvest
The weather was extraordinarily dry, with climatic conditions oscillating from one extreme to the other during the year. Flowering was early and the extremely hot summer reduced to 84 days the traditional 100-day period between flowering and harvesting. The harvest started on 1 September. The exceptional maturity of the grapes produced wines of outstanding quality.