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Alexander Van Beek is busier than a one armed paper hanger this time of the year. He is in charge of Caiarossa in Tuscany, plus two 1855 classified Bordeaux chateaux to oversee as well! Especially since he is working on the 2010 Giscours Harvest. In Bordeaux, Van Beek is the managing director for Château du Tertre and Château Giscours. […]
John Kolasa is responsible for managing two Bordeaux chateaux. This difficult situation is exacerbated by the fact that the properties are on both sides of the river with Château Canon in St. Emilion and Château Rauzan-Segla in Margaux. This article deals with 2010 Rauzan Segla Harvest. John Kolasa puts the straight back into straight talk. If you want a direct answer, ask him […]
Gonzague Lurton of Chateau Durfort Vivens is trying to get things moving in the right direction at with the 2010 Durfort Vivens. From a technical point of view, things are looking good for this property. In a discussion with Gonzague in June about their future wine making goals, Lurton stressed adding more concentration to […]
2010 Chateau d’Issan Harvest in Margaux was in good form thanks to a strong September. Marie Dussech was pleased that even thought 2010 is seen as a draught vintage, not just in the Medoc, but all over Bordeaux, it was not hot at night like we saw in 2003. “The difference of temperatures between night and days […]
Thomas Duroux from Chateau Palmer discussed what took place prior to the 2010 Chateau Palmer Harvest. “We had a very dry summer with almost no rain in August. We were concerned as vines were suffering from draught, basal leaf started to dry out! But finally we received, 37 mm of rain” Was that enough moisture to […]
Yesterday, Bordeaux especially the Medoc was slammed by a fierce storm. The heaviest amounts of rain fell in the northern end of St. Estephe. Pomerol and St. Emilion received less rain than any of the Bordeaux appellations in the northern Medoc. In Margaux, there was less precipitation than was experienced in St. Estephe or Pauillac. All told, over ½ of an inch covered […]
Good grapes need water for nourishment. But they need it at the right time and in the correct amounts. Like Goldilocks, “Not too little, not too much, just right.” In the middle of the 2010 Bordeaux wine harvest, the Medoc, which is the home of Margaux, St. Julien , Pauillac and St. Estephe experienced a massive rainfall today. Close […]