Bordeaux 2015: White wine harvest to start next week

news  %tages Bordeaux 2015: White wine harvest to start next weekThe first colorless grapes of the Bordeaux 2015 wine harvest are set to be picked next week for the earliest ripening areas of Pessac Leognan. Grapes ahead of the Bordeaux 2015 harvest at Chateau LarroqueChateau Haut-Brion said it was liable to start its Bordeaux 2015 harvest for Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris at the end of next week, but a final choice was yet to be taken.
A summer heatwave is expected to cause a relatively early wine harvest across many northern hemisphere regions in 2015, from Piedmont and Rioja to Napa Valley in California and British Columbia in Canada.
Bordeaux’s wine bureau (CIVB) said the first red grapes should be harvested in mid-September. Around 6,500 seasonal pickers will start arriving in the area over the next few weeks.
Grapes in many Bordeaux vineyards have finished their veraison – the colour change administer – and maturity was well advanced for Sauvignon Blanc, Colombard, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, according to http://1000-facts-about-wine.com the regional Chamber of Agriculture.
Before long ripening Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon were mid-way through colour change.

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Jonathan Ducourt, whose family owns 16 properties across six appellations, said vineyards were 15 days ahead of 2014. Potential alcohol for Sauvignons was at 10.8%, with acidity liable down on last year and picking to start on 1 September. The first Merlots in Castillon should be picked around 15 September.
Bordeaux saw 61 hours of sunshine more than the 30-year average in June, and 30 hours more than average in July, a month that also only saw 18mm of rainfall compared to 80mm in 2014 – although this different widely by appellation.
Nicolas Audebert, of Chateau Canon in St Emilion and Rauzan Segla in Margaux, said, ‘Sanitary conditions are very excellent, and [with recent rainfall] we have more water than we did four weeks ago, so the grapes are a better size.’
José Sanfins, of Chateau Cantenac Brown in Margaux, told Decanter.com, ‘Winemakers http://1000-facts-about-wine.com are always worried about something. But this year it is hard to find things to complain about.’
Edited by Chris Mercer
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