Stephen Brook finds out how the new generation of energetic young winemakers in Bordeaux is rising to the daily challenges of managing the top estates...
Fortunately, in many other cases the process seems to work smoothly. For Juliette Bécot it must have seemed inevitable that she would eventually run the St-Emilion first growth Beau-Séjour-Bécot.
Below, meet the who’s who of bright, young winemakers forging ahead in Bordeaux and read their profiles on the following pages…
Favourite vintage of Beau-Séjour-Bécot: 1998
Favourite vintage of Clos Fourtet: ‘1945 was magical, but I also love 1964 and 1998’
Favourite vintage of Lafon-Rochet: 1990
Favourite vintage of Ausone: ‘We had little stock, so I haven’t tasted that much, but 1949 was terrific’
Héloise Aubert, Born 1980, Vanessa Aubert Born 1979, Yohann Aubert Born 1985, Favourite vintage of La Couspaude: 2001
Written by Stephen Brook