2007 Bordeaux: Star Winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt’s Group ‘La Grappe’

During the en primeur week (1st March to 3rd April) of winetastings when the world's wine press and trade comes to Bordeaux to taste the newly released vintage (2007), the new star on the block Stephane Derenoncourt presented all of the domaines for which he is wine consultant - 60 different properties under the name of  'La Grappe' … Continue reading 2007 Bordeaux: Star Winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt’s Group ‘La Grappe’

2007 Chateau Margaux: less is more in 2007 says Pontallier

The Cabernet Sauvignon makes up the body and soul of this wine. The final wine is made from only 32% of the total production. The wine is blended from no fewer than 36 different lots - the most rigorous selection ever. There is a move towards reducing yields to concentrate the juice in the grapes that are harvested.  This year the … Continue reading 2007 Chateau Margaux: less is more in 2007 says Pontallier