Oak use may be key to Sauvignon Blanc reaching its full potential, Richard Bampfield MW has said.
While Bordeaux begins to release the 2014s, one négociant warns that he needs to sell the 2011s before he even considers buying the latest vintage.
Sales of rosé have tripled in France over the last 10 years with the style rapidly gaining in popularity as snobbish attitudes towards pink wine soften.
Bordeaux has the ability to produce high-end rosés to rival those made in Provence, according to Jean Christophe Mau of Château Brown.
While the 2012 vintage in Bordeaux has been widely hailed as better than 2011, it will still be a hard sell according to one of the region’s key négociants.
The owner and manager of Château Brown in Pessac-Léognan in Bordeaux on his admiration for his father, desire to be James Bond, and love of Yquem.
Château Brown has released the first batch of honey from hives installed near its vineyards in Pessac-Léognan.
The high performing petits châteaux in Bordeaux could be the biggest winners of the 2011 en primeurs campaign, according to a leading Bordeaux négociant.
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