The 2011 2011 Bordeaux Harvest Biodynamic Estates got off to an earlier than usual harvest in Pomerol. Even though Pomerol is always the first of the major Bordeaux wine appellations to harvest, this is much earlier than usual. Chateau Gombaude-Guillot started picking their Merlot, August 31. Gombaude-Guillot is one of the few Pomerol producers that have earned the official, orgainic certification from Ecocert. They also practice biodynamic viticulture, which is unique for the traditionally managed appellation.
A few notable producers were seen harvesting their younger Merlot vines. In conversations we learned, many Pomerol chateaux are expecting to start harvesting sometime next week, after Monday, September 5.