With July, summer came to last. If temperature and rainfall were normal, the hours of sunshine were by comparison, quite exceptional: almost 2,100 hours, a record for the last 30 years. As the harvest drew near, sugar content rose rapidly while acidity maintained a good level.
Picking started in the second week of September for Chardonnay, a week later for the Pinot Noir and Meunier. The balance of the must was remarkable, with an average degree above 10°5GL and acidity of 8 g/l. Save for a few areas of Chardonnay affected by botrytis, the quality of all three grape varieties was uniformly superb.
The cuvée Cave Privée Rosé 1990 is a blend of Grands and Premiers Crus. It is a blend of 56% Pinot Noir, 11% Meunier and 33% Chardonnay. The addition of 17% red wine from Bouzy from our own production using grapes from our vines completed the blend.