The Secret Side of St Emilion

Discovering the Real St Emilion - the Secret ‘in-side’ of a wine village By Nicolle Croft (first published in the Gilbert & Gaillard International Magazine) St Emilion is probably one of the most well-known wines in the world. Registered by UNESCO since 1999 as one of the World’s heritage sites, the medieval village which lies … Continue reading The Secret Side of St Emilion

Bordeaux 2013: Wonderful year in Sauternes does not bode well for red producers

Grey Rot worries implicates ideal harvest date Noble rot just happens to be the same rot that the rest of the region is dreading. Unfortunately the risk is high this year and is going to be the limiting factor of when to harvest in 2013. The harvest boom this year is much earlier than predicted … Continue reading Bordeaux 2013: Wonderful year in Sauternes does not bode well for red producers

1979 Figeac, St Emilion; the sum of its parts guessing game

Five glasses of mahogany brown-orange tinged wine but what are they? The colour alone indicates considerable evolution during the slow oxidation over the years of ageing in bottle. A slow changing of the colour as the purple and red hues of youth fade to browns and oranges. (Both red and white wines end up the same tawny orangy colour at the … Continue reading 1979 Figeac, St Emilion; the sum of its parts guessing game