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Bordeaux 2014; grapes ripening slowly in cool summer sun

Bordeaux 2014; grapes ripening slowly in cool summer sun

Apparently August ‘makes the wine’. So far it has been very changeable, wet and not much sun. Its around 24°C during the day not the usual heat of the August sun. Despite the unfavorable conditions the bunches of grapes are turning red and the ‘veraison’ is well underway. It is relatively uniform due to the near-perfect … Continue reading

Did You Know?

  • PRIMEURS 2012: 8-12 April OPEN DOOR ST EMILION: 4th and 5th May FETE DE FLEUVE: 24 May to 2nd June VINEXPO : 16-20 June (professional fair) UNION GRAND CRU: Amateur Tasting 18 May ST EMILION JAZZ 19 - 22 July
  • Why not plan a trip to Bordeaux in 2013? The best times are the Spring and early summer.

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Bordeaux News and Views since 2007 including Wine Tourism, Food & Wine

Nicolle Croft

Nicolle Croft

Bordeaux Wine Guide

20 years of experience in the vineyards of Bordeaux enables me to open doors and offer visits and experiences that truly go behind the scenes. Meet the passionate Small Independent Producers (S.I.P.) with stained hands and soil on their shoes and buy their wines direct via the S.I.P. Wine Club.


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