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Famous for being famous applies to wine as well as to people. Some wines are expensive simply because they cost a lot of money. Other wines sell for a lot of money because they are worth it. The truth that few people will admit to is, most expensive wines are over priced for their quality […]
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 time than usual, seeking to achieve […]
2010 Chateau Margaux harvesting white wine grapes this morning. As a matter of comparison, while 2007 is considered an average, early drinking vintage for red Bordeaux wine, it was a perfect year for dry white Bordeaux wine as well as the sweet Bordeaux wine from Sauternes, In 2007, Chateau Margaux began their harvest September […]
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 […]
The 2010 Bordeaux harvest is about to start. Some white wine grapes in the Graves, Pessac Leognan appellation are already being picked. At this stage of the game, it’s still too early to call the game. But the comment most growers are making is, (especially in Pomerol), they need some rain at this point. Monday September […]
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 stated, “2009 shares similarities with 1989, […]
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 moisture in the soils. That changed […]