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2012 La Fleur Morange Jean Francois Julien Interview on the Vintage

Date: Fri, Nov 30, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

At the moment, the 2012 La Fleur Morange is in the process of malolactic fermentation. Looking back, I think I succeeded in this complicated vintage, even though we came very close to having catastrophic year.

The post 2012 La Fleur Morange Jean Francois Julien Interview on the Vintage appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Stephan von Neipperg 2012 Bordeaux Vintage and Harvest Interview

Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The Merlot is outstanding! The berries reached optimal ripeness, fine and sweet with very high sugar levels. The same can be said for the Cabernet Franc.

The post Stephan von Neipperg 2012 Bordeaux Vintage and Harvest Interview appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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Chateau Latour 5 Decades in Pauillac, 1962 – 2002

Date: Thu, Nov 22, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

In today’s fast paced world, where consumers want everything now, wines demanding decades until they mature are anachronistic. However, that is what it takes to experience Chateau Latour at its best with its marriage of complexity, elegance and power.

The post Chateau Latour 5 Decades in Pauillac, 1962 – 2002 appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 La Conseillante New Cellars, New Vintage in Pomerol

Date: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

With our new cellars, for the first time, we are pick each plot at the perfect date. Each parcel now has its dedicated tank, so the decision of harvesting each parcel of La Conseillante depends only of its own level of ripeness!

The post 2012 La Conseillante New Cellars, New Vintage in Pomerol appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Brane Cantenac Harvest News, Wet Spring, Dry Summer

Date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

What I will remember most from this year is the brutal discrepancy between the wet spring and summer drought. One had to be in the vineyard constantly, make smart choices on a plot by plot and even bunch by bunch at times. But that’s what our job is all about, isn’t it?

The post 2012 Brane Cantenac Harvest News, Wet Spring, Dry Summer appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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UGC USA 2013 San Francisco Los Angeles New York Chicago Washington DC

Date: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The UGC returns to North America January 2013 to show the sublime 2010 Bordeaux vintage. Events are scheduled in San Francisco Los Angeles New York Chicago Washington DC Montreal and Toronto.

The post UGC USA 2013 San Francisco Los Angeles New York Chicago Washington DC appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2012 Malartic Lagraviere, Bordeaux Harvest, Biodynamic Experimentation

Date: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The 2012 Bordeaux vintage for us, in Pessac Leognan was dry until the end of March. Next it was very humid until the end of July. This was followed by a hot and sunny August with 2 or 3 days of rain.

The post 2012 Malartic Lagraviere, Bordeaux Harvest, Biodynamic Experimentation appeared first on The Wine Cellar Insider.

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2010 Bordeaux Wine Harvest for the white wine is drawing to a close

Date: Wed, Sep 22, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

The 2010 Bordeaux wine harvest will be in full bloom next week. Harvester’s will be picking merlot and a few producers might begin working on young vine cabernet sauvignonas well. However, there is more to story. In case you forgot, Bordeaux wine produces white wines too. Chateau Haut-Brion produces one of the world’s outstanding white wines. [...]

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What wine pairs best with a dress that would excite Hannibal Lector?

Date: Tue, Sep 21, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  We’ve all tried a myriad of interesting food and wine pairings over the years. Some have worked better than others and I must admit, a few have not turned out to be very good. Generally speaking, red wine often pairs best with beef. Yet, looking over this picture of Lady Ga Ga in her all [...]

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2009 Bordeaux Wine Harvest in St. Julien – Patrick Maroteaux called the vintage unique.

Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Chateau Branaire Ducru St. Julien owner Patrick Maroteaux explained what makes 2009 special: “It was the unique weather conditions. Most of the time, you need to pick earlier than you might like to avoid the rainy season. But in 2009, the Indian summer continued through October, allowing our team to pick when they wanted. This additional [...]

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Blanc de Valandraud St. Emilion Bordeaux starts harvesting today for the 2010 vintage

Date: Tue, Sep 14, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  Tuesday, September 14, Valandraud, the St. Emilion winery owned by Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud started harvesting grapes for Blanc de Valandraud early in the morning under clear sunny conditions. The fruit for Blanc de Valandraud comes from Saint Etienne de Lisse. In most years, the wine is a blend of 50% sauvignon blanc [...]

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2009 Bordeaux Wine Harvest Pauillac; At Pichon Lalande Gildas D’Ollone & Thomas Do-Ch-Nam compared 89 with 09

Date: Mon, Sep 13, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

  Clerc Milon previously shared both harvest teams and technical teams with Mouton. Not anymore. Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy heads up his own team, allowing him to focus on the nuances and details needed to produce a strong effort that starts in the vineyards. Danjoy explained, “Starting with 2009, Clerc Milon picks block by block, not the [...]

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1975 Chateau d’Yquem Bordeaux wine, is heaven in a glass

Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Famous for being famous applies to wine as well as to people. Some wines are expensive simply because they cost a lot of money. Other wines sell for a lot of money because they are worth it. The truth that few people will admit to is, most expensive wines are over priced for their quality [...]

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2009 Bordeaux Wine Harvest, St. Emilion, Pt 2. Gerard Perse of Pavie was recalled the long hang time.

Date: Fri, Sep 10, 2010 Wine Tasting Winery Blogs

Cheval Blanc started picking merlot September 15. For 2009, they harvested over a longer period of time than usual, seeking to achieve the best possible levels of ripeness in the seeds, skins, tannins, and stems. In some ways 2009 reminds the chateau of 2005. To them, 2009 is a better vintage because the tannins are more elegant, [...]

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