The ‘running off’ of Bordeaux 2013 – the ‘écoulage’ of the region’s reds

It is the time for the baby wines (vin de goutte) of 2013 to be run off from the skins and pips after from 30 to 35 days from the beginning of the 'encuvage' at the time of harvest, any cold soak, fermentation and after, the post maceration fermentation. Then the wine either goes into barrel or … Continue reading The ‘running off’ of Bordeaux 2013 – the ‘écoulage’ of the region’s reds

Visiting the wine region of Bordeaux? St Emilion is a must

St Emilion is my very favorite place to visit. It is the only one of Bordeaux's wine regions to have a worthy heart and is well worth dedicating a day to visit its wine region. Its not just its wonderful cloisters, its cobbled streets that wind and turn revealing beautiful old buildings, its old falling … Continue reading Visiting the wine region of Bordeaux? St Emilion is a must

SIP your way around Bordeaux in the beautiful vineyards of Fronsac!

With a panoramic view over the vineyards in the rather overlooked wine region of Fronsac, Nicolle Croft opens her new tasting room to promote in particular the wines of the many 'petits châteaux' in the region of Bordeaux. Fronsac is one of Bordeaux's prettiest wine regions with its vine covered hills and views over its rivers … Continue reading SIP your way around Bordeaux in the beautiful vineyards of Fronsac!