Chateau Pontet-Canet has sought to get a head-start on rivals by releasing its 2013 wine ahead of this year's en primeur campaign and at the same fee as 2012.
Pontet-Canet said this daylight (26 Development) that it has released its 2013 vintage at €60-a-bottle ex-Bordeaux.Much of the wine trade will arrive in Bordeaux next week for the 2013 en primeur tastings, building this a surprising go from one of the province’s leading chateaux. Poor weather early in the growing season and during harvest last year means that estates have had to be highly selective in the vineyard, and Pontet-Canet said it has produced 50% less wine for its 2013 vintage, with yields of 15 hectolitres per hectare.‘It’s certainly unexpected,' Caspar Bowes, of Bowes Wine merchant, told Decanter.com following the early release. 'The only wits can be that feel they have nothing to gain by waiting. The Tesserons take giant pride in what they do, have invested
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