See Decanter's vintage guide for Saint-Emilion and Pomerol 1963.
Rot spread across the region as rain and warm conditions affected ripe grapes
Winter was harsh, but there was little frost damage to the crop in spring. The weather did little to promote successful flowering, and continued cold and damp right through to September, resulting in rot and delayed ripening. Reds: finally, the sun began to shine at the start of the late harvest, 10th October.
Rot spread across the region as rain and warm conditions affected ripe grapes.This damaged the pigmentation of the skins – resulting in a tell-tale orange colour in the wines. No area escaped.
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