Bernard Dugat, who now manages 10 ha with the addition of several recent purchases and some vineyards from within the Dugat-Py family, said that 2010 had an “irregular growing season where a troubled flowering produced a high incidence of shot berries. Because we have so many old vines, we never have high yields but they were definitely on the low side with a range of only 18 to 23 hl/ha. We began picking on the 21st of September and brought in very clean fruit that required little in the way of serious sorting. Potential alcohols were very good and came in between 12.5 and 13.3%. We did our usual vinification that used a high proportion of stems. I like the 2010s a lot as there is really good energy and transparency to the wines.”  BURGHOUND