Every vintage is a reflection of the characteristics of the vines grown at our Estate in interaction with the unique weather conditions that frame every growing season. 2012 was a spectacular vintage at Tournesol as Mother Nature smiled on us with exceptional growing conditions. Rainfall was above average during the winter months and the spring was relatively wet with moisture persisting into May. Textbook conditions saw near-ideal bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days followed by cool and often foggy nights during the summer which allowed for longer hang time. Light rains held off until late October after the wine grapes had reached optimal ripeness and balance.