The 2018 season was marked by an active winter. The mild temperatures of January were followed by a brief but extremely intense cold spell at the end of February. In general, rainfall was abundant. Spring was rainy and saw temperatures above average for the season. Between spring and summer, there was an alternation of sun and rain that resulted in sprouting beginning a week early and that then caused a slowdown. This led to wonderful flowering in the month of May. Although slightly delayed, veraison progressed consistently and uniformly with gradual ripening, leading to the harvest in mid-September.