Bordeaux Winemakers Warm to 2014 Vintage

The weather is looking out for Bordeaux in 2014 in contrast to the 3 previous vintages. The late spell of warmth that we are currently enjoying in the UK is being replicated in south west France as well and this Indian summer looks set to ensure that it will be a high-quality vintage for the first time since 2010. The arrival of settled weather for the harvest has come as a relief to growers, particularly after a damp and humid 2013 which resulted in much mildew and rot and a very small crop. The white grape harvest was undertaken in perfect conditions and it looks like the sunny September will make up for the cooler conditions earlier in the summer. Winemakers are keeping their fingers crossed that they can pick as late as possible as the red grapes still have a little too much acidity still but fortunately for once the forecast looks reasonably benign. Fingers crossed for a great vintage which will attract fine wine connoisseurs back to the Bordeaux market place. For more information click below for more detail.