Archive for the " 2011 Bordeaux Harvest Reports, News, Interviews and Photographs " Category

2011 L'Enclos, Pomerol, Jean Christophe Meyrou Interview, Harvest News

Chateau L’Enclos is a Pomerol with potential. To help bring the level of their Bordeaux wine up to par, in 2010, the American owners made a change in management in the estate they bought in 2006. They hired the smart, energetic, Jean-Christophe Meyrou as their managing director for L’Enclos as well as Chateau Fonplega [...]

2011 Couspaude Harvest, Vanessa Aubert Interview

  [caption id="attachment_19159" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chateau la Couspaude.Bordeaux Harvest"][/caption]   Chateau La Couspaude in St. Emilion has a well earned reputation for producing high quality wine at fair prices.  The wine is a unique expression of St. Emilion. It's round, rich and [...]

2011 Pomerol Le Gay La Violette Harvest Catherine Pere Verge Interview

  Catherine Pere Verge is one of the most successful owners in Pomerol with three properties under her control. Chateau Le Gay, Chateau Montviel and her most recent acquistion, Chateau La Violette.  If that wasn't enough to keep her busy, Pere Verge is also responsible for estates in the Mendoza region of Argenti [...]

2011 Branaire Ducru Harvest Patrick Maroteaux Interview

Since Patrick Maroteaux purchased Chateau Branaire Ducru in 1988, he has been on a mission to produce the best wine possible from this Fourth Growth estate.  While 2000, 2003, 2005 and 2009 are all potential candidates for the best wine yet from Branaire Ducru, I’m willing to place a bet the 2010 turns out to be his st [...]

2011 Fonplegade Harvest Jean Christophe Meyrou Interview

[caption id="attachment_18997" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Fonplegade, St. Emilion Jean Christophe Meyrou Michel Rolland"][/caption]   Chateau Fonplegade has a long history in St. Emilion. When I say long, I am talking about thousands of years. In fact, this historic property is littered with ancient Rom [...]

2011 Kirwan Philippe Delfaut Interview on the Harvest

  [caption id="attachment_18963" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chateau Kirwan Bordeaux Harvest"][/caption] Chateau Kirwan located in the  Margaux appellation has been on a slow and steady course of improvement since the early 1990's. In 1991, the estate brought in Michel Rolland as their consultant. Kirw [...]

2011 Angelus St. Emilion Harvest, Hubert de Bouard Interview

[caption id="attachment_18948" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chateau Angelus Harvest"][/caption] Hubert de Bouard has been at Chateau Angelus in St. Emilion for 30 years.  You’d think by this time, he would have seen it all. But that’s not the case.  The 2011 Bordeaux growing season according to de Bouard is [...]