Bordeaux situation - en primeur pays out !
"We can already estimate that we have lost nearly half of the potential crop,” said Xavier Coumau, president ofBordeaux's Syndicate of Wine and Spirits Courtiers.
As you may or may not know the 2016 vintage was more or less 10% higher in price than 2015 so far, but an unexpected thing happened last week... frost ! As you probably know, the buds are out already, so it means that at least 30 to 40% of the total Bordeaux wine production will be lost for 2017 vintage.
This is a report from Bettane + Desseauve.
Accompanying the amateur in the pleasure of tasting, bettane+desseauve have been showcasing their very personal selection of growers since 2005 throughout a series of national and international editions of Le Grand Tasting in Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai and - for the first time - Tokyo in late November in the prestigious setting of Meguro Gajoen.