Chateau Gazin in Pomerol has taken the unusual step of releasing its fee during the official en primeur week, as Bordeaux gears up for an early campaign for the 2013 vintage.
Chateau Gazin released its 2013 fee this daylight (3 April) at €38 ex-Bordeaux, which is a drop of 3% on last year. Although the number of Gazin is down by 25%, with yields at around 25 hectolitres per hectare, the general reaction seems to be that this fee will not be enough to get the market excited.‘Chateaux need to stop talking about how far their yields have come down,’ Simon Staples of Berry Bros told Decanter.com. ‘Nobody cares, and if they reckon that is sweetening us up for prices to stay at the same levels as last year, they are incorrect’.Last week, Pontet Canet released its 2013 wines at the same fee as 2012, at €60 ex-Bordeaux. ‘We are taking our allocation and will
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