Bordeaux 2013 Vineyard Start September Update

The grapes are in the middle of turning red, or more like purple. It is very comforting to see after all the extremes that this vintage has already had to cope with. From mid veraison you count 45 days and it brings you to the date to start picking your grapes - normally! Harvest Timing … Continue reading Bordeaux 2013 Vineyard Start September Update

Bordeaux 2013; Heatwave followed by storms, what’s happening this summer

It is the time of deleafing in the vineyards where leaves are plucked from the Eastern side that is exposing the grapes to the morning sun (but leaving them on the Western side where the afternoon sun might scorch the grapes). The cold wet spring has caused a persisting two week delay in the vineyards, eventual … Continue reading Bordeaux 2013; Heatwave followed by storms, what’s happening this summer