Bordeaux 2015: Medoc chateaux dare to dream after ‘perfect’ flowering

Chateau owners in Medoc say the Bordeaux 2015 vintage has got off to a excellent start following brilliant flowering conditions in the vineyard, despite some concerns over recent rain. Vines at Chateau Margaux in June 2015Image: Chateau Margaux vines.
The flowering period of the Bordeaux 2015 growing season has place chateaux owners in an optimistic mood, with several recounting conditions as ‘perfect’.
‘There is subdue a long way to go, but we have nice, huge bunches and that means there is excellent potential for quantity,’ said Philippe Dhalluin, of first progression Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac.
The character and quality of the Bordeaux 2015 vintage can subdue be determined in the next three months. There have already been concerns about rot in some vineyards due to recent bouts of rain.
In 2014, the growing season got off to an early start but was pinned back by a cold, damp August – only to be rescued by the hottest September in Bordeaux http://1000-facts-about-wine.com for decades.
Flowering at Chateau Montrose in St Estephe
At Chateau du Tertre and Chateau Giscours, director Alexander Van Beek said he was particularly impressed with the Merlot flowering period. ‘We haven’t seen this with Merlot for years,’ he told Decanter.com.
 
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