The sun has stopped shining in Bordeaux and short spells of rain mark the end of the autumnal top-up that made the wine producers smile for a while. They have not got a lot to smile about this year. Sugar levels are surprisingly quite high but acidity total (malic and tartric acid combined) levels are … Continue reading Bordeaux Harvest 2008: Ready, Set, Go…..
The sun is shining in Bordeaux with temperatures about 22 degrees C in the middle of the day and everyone is smiling. This sunshine has lasted for a week or so now. The mornings are cold (about 10 degrees) but the days soon warm up and the grapes are basking in the delicious Autumn sun. … Continue reading Last few weeks before harvest 2008 in Bordeaux