Burgundy harvest 2015: more challenging for whites

19 September 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com As Bordeaux readies itself for its harvest later this month and into October, still a while ahead, Burgundy has finished its pickings, which took place mainly between end August and mid September. Despite hail-hit vineyards in Chablis earlier this month, damage was not extensive (about 2% as my […]

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Bordeaux 2014 in barrel: high acidity and high hopes

The best wines? Positively classic, full of vibrancy. And a more traditional balance of moderate alcohol levels, with ripeness – and plenty of zing. 2014? Generally very good. The most exciting wines? From the northern Médoc, even though gems exist throughout Bordeaux. For reds, after the “challenging” trio of 2011-2012-2013, 2014 is welcome news. For whites – both […]

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