Thoughts of Bordeaux 2012 Merlot St Emilion now its in the vat

Amazing flourescent colour of the wine this year and the wonderful aromas of raspberry. More like a sweet factory than a winery! Alcohol levels around 13.5°C, acidity levels correct, seemingly good colour so far. The key is not to extract the unripe elements from the skins and pips. The success of 2012 comes down to the winemaker's decision of … Continue reading Thoughts of Bordeaux 2012 Merlot St Emilion now its in the vat

Bordeaux 2012; grapes ripen in the autumn sunshine, still some way to go

The grapes are sweet and aromatic, the skins still tough and green tasting and the pips still green and unripe. So far the grapes are in good healthy state. The 2012 is late compared to last year, the weather is sunny and set to continue for the time being. The grape bunches look good with … Continue reading Bordeaux 2012; grapes ripen in the autumn sunshine, still some way to go