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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 […]
Chateau Margaux not only produces what many wine lovers say is the finest red Bordeaux wine made, they also make an outstanding white wine. 2007 remains the best white Bordeaux wine from Margaux I have ever tasted. They started the 2010 Chateau Margaux Harvest with the picking their sauvignon blanc and semillon September 9. Paul Pontallier, […]
Chateau L’Eglise Clinet has found a place on the top of the Pomerol pyramid with their Bordeaux wine. Denis Durantou has been on a hot streak since 1998. 2009 l’Eglise Clinet was sublime in barrel tastings. Durantou began harvesting young merlot vines, September 23. He finished picking the cabernet franc, Friday, October 1. Durantou commented on […]
Sauternes is most expensive Bordeaux wine to produce. Due to the need to make multiple passes through the vineyards looking for berries attacked by botrytis, the labor costs are high. Plus the yields are low as fruit with botrytis offers very little juice. Yet with all that in mind, Sauternes and other sweet wines have become the most […]
The 2010 Bordeaux wine harvest has been going on in Pomerol and St. Emilion for almost a week. Some top Pomerol properties will conclude their harvest by October 1. In the Medoc, September 28 was the first day many chateaux began harvesting Merlot in the Medoc. Because merlot ripens first, harvester’s are working on […]