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Follow the 2022 vintage!

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First weekend in April, First frost Saturday, 02 April – Sunday, 03 April – Monday, 04 April Winter is back throughout the country which is not in and of itself a problem, but we have had some warm and sunny spring days on 20-25 March. The vines lying on the…
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What about the 2021 vintage?

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It was a particularly wet year. The winter was unusually mild whereas the spring and summer were relatively cool. A severe frost in April, and to top it off a strong attack of mildew in early June. So, what the 2021 vintage will look like? 08/04/2021:  Frost has arrived! Temperatures…
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From 2019 until 2021…

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2021 : here we are!  Winter pruning has been finished and we are now focusing our efforts on the new vintage: Tillage for adequate weeding in spring, use of compost to help crop growth when the bud breaks, hopefully within the next few weeks. Shoots will be attached in March…
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2020 takes a very special flavour

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The year 2020 is, to say the least, an unusual year in which the emergence of the Covid virus renders even the near future doubtful and uncertain, turning our habits upside down. Despite an unprecedented economic and social chaos we had to closely monitor the ageing conditions of our wines,…
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Bordeaux futures: 2019 confined!

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As a result of the risks to health associated with Covid-19… We have all heard it many times unfortunately during the long weeks which we have just left behind.  Definitely an experience we won’t forget, and the coming days will be incredible and outlandish.  So many events deferred or cancelled,…
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Protecting the vines from frost

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The Bordeaux wine region experiences large variations in temperature and global warming is now evident…. 2017-2018-2019 :  we have endured three successive years of mildew attack, frost and drought. Again this year the winter was mild with an early bud-break for the vines as a result, at least three weeks…
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LA CLAYMORE IN 2020!

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While we take great care of 2019 in our cellars, 2020 is already emerging…   Now that winter has begun and once having produced its fruits, the nature takes a beneficial break, at least on the surface.  A brief respite in the year:  despite the apparent calm the winegrower does…
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Harvest time…

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October:  looking back on the past months… Those with a more pessimist side would say that times and climate are changing.  Is that due to nature’s whims or global warming?  Remember that sweet month of February when the temperature rose up to 16-20° in Gironde, as almost everywhere in France. …
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Before harvesting…

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 It is already August and summer is in full swing with hot sunny days. And this is the time when our vineyards require considerable labour and attention: trellising, suckering, leaf thinning. All this work helps to save the grapes from many diseases (prophylaxis) with a nice and healthy development of…
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