The season began with a relatively dry winter, with a cumulative rainfall of only 300 mm, almost half that for last year. Temperatures during the winter varied between 1°C and 21°C (averages of the minimum and maximum temperatures), which is consistent with normal averages. Spring was generally warm in the region, with temperatures reaching 30°C. The presence of high temperatures combined with the low rainfall during the winter resulted in the decision to bring irrigation forward to the spring. The high temperatures continued into the summer, obliging us to start the harvest 20 days earlier than in the previous season.
The harvests took place from 21 to 25 March.
TASTING NOTES (AT BOTTLING):
This wine presents a deep ruby red color.
The nose is beautifully complex with notes of plums, cherries and liquorice with spicy undertones of nutmeg, cinnamon and white pepper.
On the palate, the wine shows a good volume and structure with nice mature tannins balanced by a good concentration.
Le Dix 2017 presents a good ageing potential. Serve at 16-18ºC.