• Rupert Millar - Source: www.thedrinksbusiness.com

Bordeaux wine estates start 2019 grape harvest


Harvesting has begun in Bordeaux for white varieties with the first reds expected to be picked around the 20 September and continuing into October.

In a return to a more "traditional" harvesting schedule, the Bordeaux Wine Council has said that grapes destined for Crémant de Bordeaux were picked from 27 August, alongside Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for still white wines.

The first reds, especially the Merlot, is expected to be picked from 20 September onwards and the Cabernets perhaps a little later into mid-October.

Late October or even November will see the multiple "passes" for picking botrytised grapes for Sauternes.

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