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2009 Branaire Ducru Harvest, Patrick Maroteaux calls vintage unique

Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien owner Patrick Maroteaux explained what makes 2009 special: “It was the unique weather conditions. Most of the time, you need to pick earlier than you might like to avoid the rainy season. But in 2009, the Indian summer continued through October, allowing our team to pick when they want [...]

2009 Pauillac Harvest, Pontet Canet waits for the perfect moment in Bordeaux

  As the 2009 Pauillac Harvest heats up, Clerc Milon previously shared both harvest teams and technical teams with Mouton. Not anymore. Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy heads up his own team, allowing him to focus on the nuances and details needed to produce the best Bordeaux wine possible. According the Danjoy, "The effort start [...]

2009 St. Emilion Harvest, Troplong, Pavie, Fleur Cardinale, Clos Fourtet & More

The 2009 St. Emilion Harvest is in full bloom. Pickers are everywhere in the appellation. This article gives details on the current conditions for numerous estates that are busy with the 2009 St. Emilion Harvest. Cheval Blanc started picking merlot September 15. For 2009, they harvested over a longer period of tim [...]

Stephan von Neipperg 2009 St. Emilion is a Historic Bordeaux Vintage!

  Angelus owner Hubert de Bouard, in his pursuit to obtain the finest possible wine, for Angelus as well as for Bellevue added a line of 60 people to manually destem berry by berry. It was amazing watching two rows of destemmers, each 30 deep, working on the fruit, one berry at a time. Hubert believes manual destemmin [...]

Paul Pontallier 2009 Margaux Harvest a perfect vintage! Other Chateaux weigh in

The 2009 Bordeaux harvest in Margaux proved to be one of the best and longest harvests in decades! In fact, Chateau Margaux employed over 300 pickers, taking over five weeks to complete their longest harvest in history. Paul Pontallier 2009 Margaux is a perfect vintage! Chateau Brane Cantenac owner Henri Lurton s [...]

2009 Pomerol Harvest, The Pomerol Report Chateaux Owners Comment

2009 Pomerol Harvest - The producers in Pomerol were thrilled with the unexpected September rains. Pomerol, with its unique clay soils and heavy merlot plantings, is usually the first major Bordeaux appellation to harvest. By early September, some Pomerol wine makers were worried about 2009 because of the lack of moistur [...]