Category Archives: Harvest 2012

Domaines Barons de Rothschild Announce Chateau Rieussec Will Not Produce a Vintage for 2012

Following on from Chateau d’Yquem‘s decision not to make a 2012 wine Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Chateau Lafite) have also announced that Chateau Rieussec will not be making one either according to Decanter.com. Director Charles Chevallier told Decanter that they … Continue reading

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Are We Facing a Wine Shortage in 2013?

The Press have been reporting on the news that we are looking at a possible wine shortage. The Scotsman’s article Looming Wine Shortage Is A Sobering Thought explains that the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) warned the world … Continue reading

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Chateau Hourtin Ducasse Announce They Will Not Make a 2012 Wine Due to Bad Harvest

Decanter.com have highlighted the difficulties of the 2012 harvest this year with the report that Chateau Hourtin Ducasse in Saint Saveur in the Northern Medoc will not be making a 2012 wine. Hourtin Ducasse uses organic and biodynamic viticultural methods … Continue reading

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The Bordeaux 2012 Harvest in Detail at Chateau La Fleur Morange

Jean-Francois Julien of Chateau La Fleur Morange has kindly sent me a detailed report and photographs for the 2012 Bordeaux harvest at the chateau this year. La Fleur Morange was recently promoted to Grand Cru Classé in the new Saint … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2012 Harvest . . . Bring Me Sunshine

It seems that Bordeaux and its vineyards have been enjoying some sunshine with temperatures going up over 36ºC last week. The 2012 harvest in France is expected to be down in general this year as warm overcast and rainy days … Continue reading

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