About the year
In January, the year started with very low temperatures and a cold winter. Then, with the arrival of spring, the weather eased, the sunshine had its effect and the buds started to appear in the second week of April. May was very warm and the temperatures were very high, which certainly influenced the very rapid growth of the vines. The warm spring was followed by a very dry and hot summer, which had a major impact on the development of the plants. Of course, the care of the soil and the effective control of weeds also contributed to achieving perfect flowering and fruit set. Mid-summer saw the month of July approaching with the warmest and driest weather and the lack of summer rainfall also caused some headaches for growers. Finally, some rain arrived in the Villány areas, which certainly helped the crops to thrive. Harvesting started after mid-August and the early varieties were cleverly harvested. One of the characteristics of the vintage this year was the high colour content of the varieties. The autumn period also presented us with some difficulties in terms of weather. In the second half of September we had nearly 200 mm of rainfall, which made the harvest of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon very difficult, but we managed to cope with the elements and had a successful harvest. We can certainly look back on 2022 as a very productive and unique vintage, which was greatly influenced by the weather, but we will not be disappointed when we taste the ’22 wines!