Chateaux, negociants and buyers expect a short-lived en primeur campaign for the 'early drinking' 2013 vintage, amid growing calls for the top estates to drop their prices.
Chateau Gazin in Pomerol has taken the unusual step of releasing its price during the official en primeur week, as Bordeaux gears up for an early campaign for the 2013
There have been fewer non-French wine buyers attending en primeur week for the 2013 vintage, with notable absences by the Chinese in particular.
Amid the gossip and intrigue surrounding en primeur week, producers and chateaux owners recall a 2013 vintage that was a test of nerve and stamina.
Pomerol fared slightly better than St Emilion on Bordeaux's right bank in 2013, but yields are 'wildly down' and there is a lot of variation between chateaux in both areas,…
As the en primeur week gets underway, the initial feedback of Pontet Canet’s early release has been one of concern.
Sauternes producers are enjoying a greater share of the Bordeaux vintage limelight in 2013, but there are also reports of vines for sale as producers struggle against low consumer demand.
Olivier Bernard wants to more than double his production of dry white wines at Clos des Lunes in Sauternes within the next five years.
Bordeaux's winemakers have waged an expensive battle against the weather to produce a 2013 vintage that is low in quantity but could be ready to drink in just a few…
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Bordeaux chateaux are preparing to display their 2013 vintage for critics knowing that consumers are wary and some of their own recent back-vintages are as cheap as they have ever
Jean-Luc Thunevin has sold his four-hectare Chateau Bellevue de Tayac in AOC Margaux, in order to pay off debt and focus on his remaining right bank estates.
Chateau Pontet-Canet has sought to get a head-start on rivals by releasing its 2013 wine ahead of this year's en primeur campaign and at the same price as 2012.
The president of Bordeaux winemaker group Grand Cercle de Bordeaux has said there will be some pleasant surprises from the 2013 vintage, but he reminded producers they need to price…
Nearly €50m of Bordeaux red wine was re-imported back into France in 2012, official figures show.
Chateau Mouton Rothschild managing director Philippe Dhalluin has visited the UK to give tasters a preview of its new vintage ahead of en primeur week for the first time.
Bordeaux is set for a low-key en primeur campaign this year, with some describing 2013 as the region's worst vintage for 20 years and one high-profile chateau - Le Pin…
Chateau Malescasse, the 110-hectare Cru Bourgeois estate, has said it will not make a wine from the 2013 vintage due to poor quality.
Chateau Calon Segur is investing EUR20m to upgrade its winery and make itself more accessible to the public.
More than three quarters of Bordeaux en primeur buyers surveyed are concerned about being priced out of the market, according to a new Decanter consumer report on the annual wine…
Bordeaux's Chateau Léoville Las Cases has had to write-off a portion of its 2013 harvest after vines were unwittingly polluted by smoke from a neighbouring estate.
The 2013 Sauternes vintage is shaping up to be a bright spot in an otherwise tough year for Bordeaux, according to several sources in the region, including Chateau d’Yquem's managing…
Several Medoc wine chateaux are upbeat on the state of their 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon harvest, as picking draws to a close earlier than expected.
A spate of hot and humid weather has led many Bordeaux estates to bring forward their Merlot harvest, as overall conditions remain 'hugely challenging'.
Bordeaux winemakers who lost vines to violent hail storms over the summer will be allowed to buy bulk AOC wine to boost volumes.
Bordeaux is facing its smallest harvest since 1991, according to the Bordeaux Wine Bureau.
Bordeaux's main white wine growing region, Entre-deux-Mers, has been hit by a massive hailstorm damaging about 4,000 hectares of vines with many producers losing almost their entire crop.
An official summary of Bordeaux's 2012 en primeur campaign shows the average price cut on all 344 wines released was 7.6%, compared to the 2011 vintage.