Everything was late in 1971. The first stages of the vegetation cycle were very wet, especially during flowering, resulting in very low yields. Hot, humid conditions in July increased the threat of grape diseases but a magnificent late season, with perfect conditions in August and September, came just in time to save the vintage.
- 30% merlot
- 35% cabernet franc
- 35% cabernet sauvignon
from 4 to 13 October
The wine was the inspiration for a 1986 sketch by the French comedian Pierre Desproges, still used in 2019 by the actor Christian Gonon, a friend of the Manoncourt family, in his show at the Comédie-Française Studio Theatre, La seule certitude que j’ai, c’est d’être dans le doute [My Only Certainty is that I Am in Doubt].