The vintage The 2014 vintage started early for Chateau de Fieuzal, approximately fifteen days ahead of the average growing cycle, after the mild and humid winter. Flowering on the vines began in late May. During the cooler portions of the summer, the estate had to be attentive to maintain the high quality of foliage, essential to ensuring the optimum maturity ... Read More »
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The vintage The 2014 vintage for Chateau Carbonnieux started off with rapid plant growth in the past year’s milder winter months, and flowering in the vines began to occur amidst the spring showers. July and August were rainy and cool which brought some concern to the winemaking team at the chateau, even though the health of the fruit was not ... Read More »
The vintage The mild temperatures in the winter and spring of 2014 contributed to an early flowering in the vines for Chateau Sociando-Mallet. The summer brought cool and rainy weather throughout July and August, which contributed to an increase in weight for the estate’s Merlot grapes. However, the exceptional warm, dry weather in September and October brought the fruit to ... Read More »
The vintage Located in the heart of the Margaux appellation, Chateau Marquis de Terme experienced a simpler vintage for 2014 than 2013. However, nature still presented its challenges and obstacles throughout the past year. The growth cycle of the vines was about two weeks ahead of the average schedule, with the first flowering occurring on 19th May. However, the rainy, ... Read More »
The vintage The growing season for the 2014 vintage for Chateau Angelus presented some initial challenges early on. The spring and summer were largely complicated with varying rainy, cool weather. However, the chateau experienced ideal dry and warm weather towards the end of the summer, beginning on 25th August. The estate made the decision to wait to harvest until October, ... Read More »
The vintage Chateau Clinet experienced a long growing season in Pomerol, with over a hundred and twenty days from the beginning of flowering (21st May) until the first day of harvest (23rd Sept). The grapes ripened gradually during the cool spring and summer, with consistent maturation across the estate’s parcels throughout the season. The harvest occurred in the dry, warm ... Read More »
The vintage Chateau Cos d’Estournel has managed the varied growing conditions of the 2014 vintage exceptionally, producing wines which Managing Director, Aymeric de Gironde, describes as preserving ‘the full character of the fruit’ and expressing ‘all the complexity of Cos d’Estournel’.The winter of 2014 was one of the mildest in recent history, and this caused an early budburst throughout the ... Read More »