Archive for the " 2010 Bordeaux Wine Harvest News " Category

Jean Guillaume Prats Interview 2009 Cos d'Estournel, 2010 Cos d'Estournel

  Over the holidays, The Wine Cellar Insider sat down with Jean Guillaume Prats of Chateau Cos d'Estournel. At the time, blending trials for the 2010 vintage had just commenced.  We discussed the recent Bordeaux wine vintage in detail.  We also talked about 2009 Cos d'Estournel and the controversy the wine engendered [...]

2010 Fleur Cardinale Harvest Interview with Florence Decoster

Chateau Fleur Cardinal has been on a roll since it was purchased by Florence and Dominique Decoster.  With 9 vintages under their belt, it’s been a learning process.  While it’s too early to know how 2010 will compare with what I think is their finest vintage, the outstanding 2005, we spoke to the Decoster’s for t [...]

2010 Smith Haut Lafitte Harvest, Interview with David Ornon

2010  Smith Haut Lafitte at Harvest David Ornon from Smith Haut Lafitte in Pessac Leognan discussed the 2010 Smith Haut Lafitte harvest with us.  Ornan referred to the growing season as a dry, cool year.  Did any of the weather patterns remind Ornan of the 2009 harvest? “With a total of 962°C compared to 982° [...]

2010 Coutet Barsac Brings Botrytis in Bordeaux, Aline Baly Interview

2010 Harvest at Château Coutet In Barsac, in the Sauternes appellation at  Château Coutet , the 2010 Bordeaux wine harvest started September 13th and did not finish until November 3rd. Over those weeks, according to Aline Baly, the property went through the vineyards on six different occasions over that period seeking [...]

2010 Clos des Jacobins Harvest Interview with Thibaut Decoster

2010 Harvest at Clos des Jacobins Clos de Jacobins in St. Emilion is an estate on the move. Since they began working with Hubert de Bouard of Chateau Angelus, the Bordeaux wine being produced at the property continues to display marked improvements.  According to Thibaut Decoster, the 2010 Clos des Jacobins Harvest i [...]

2010 Leoville Poyferre Harvest Didier Cuvelier Interview

  According to records, the 2010 Leoville Poyferre harvest is a product of a dry year in the Medoc, as well as all over Bordeaux.  Did the vines suffer at Chateau Leoville Poyferre? Didier Cuvelier said no. “In 2009, it rained 483 mm, in 2010 only 362 mm, ie a deficit of 121 mm during the vine growth cycle. The ol [...]

2010 Bordeaux Wine Harvest. Haut Brion Shows High Alcohol

The 2010 Bordeaux harvest for the red wines at Chateau Haut Brion began September 8. On that date, they started picking the fruit from the youngest Merlot vines. This always takes place before they start working with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc as Merlot develops first. The Merlot crop took less than a week to h [...]