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2013 could be a Cabernet Sauvignon vintage, if you have hot soil and old Cabernet vines.
The date of harvest was totally determinant! If you started too late, botrytis developed at the speed of light! That would of altered the quality of the vintage irreversibly!
This year required us to do a lot of green work as well as removing the lateral buds and an extensive green harvest in July for example. The green work we did proved to be a good preventive practice for us. All those efforts helped a lot..
For the 2011 Mouton Rothschild, the Baroness Philippine Rothschild chose the renown artist, Guy de Rougemont.
“With 2013 Bordeaux, only liars would say that they did not need to chaptalize this year!!”
“A 100% Merlot is for me a simple wine, but in a in a positive way. A blended wine is multidimensional, instead of a monovarietal wine which is mono dimensional as it is the case even for Burgundian Pinot Noir.”
2013 Bordeaux did not get off to a good start. 2013 Bordeaux could be one of the coldest, wet, diifficult start to a growing season in more than 40 years.