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, and the nights and mornings are cold around 10c (more like the autumn). Despite the unfavorable conditions the bunches of grapes are turning red … Continue reading Bordeaux 2014; grapes ripening slowly in cool summer sun

Harvest Bordeaux 2014 set for end September

If all stays the same (ceteris paribus). The flowering went well (it stayed dry and so flowering took place over a short period of time). Ripening should take place over a short period too. Good for quality. There was some coulure on the Merlot due to the very cold nights experienced during the flowering (beginning of June). … Continue reading Harvest Bordeaux 2014 set for end September