Château Chasse Spleen Céline Villars-Foubet, owner of Château Chasse Spleen took a moment with Millesima to share her thoughts on the 2011 vintage. Although 2011 was not the easiest vintage, Céline notes that: We still have our expertise, and always have a certain pride as growers because we took advantage of the difficult times and presented a quality vintage from ... Read More »
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The greatest advantages of buying en primeur wines are the pricing and availability. The château release their prices several weeks after the Futures Tastings. Only those wine merchants registered within the Bordeaux region have the opportunity to purchase from the ‘Place de Bordeaux.’ Even if you are not a wine professional, you can benefit from buying wine before it is ... Read More »
Allocations are very important in the En Primeur process. They determine who is able to purchase the primeur wines, and in what quantity. A smooth transition is created by the brokers between the châteaux and the wine merchants, who are given an allocation depending on the previous year’s purchase and the current vintage’s production. Find our 2011 En Primeur Wines ... Read More »
Salut tout le monde! To keep you up to date on the Bordeaux En Primeur releases thus far (for those of you who aren’t yet using Wine Alerts) here is a list of the châteaux by appellation: Pauillac: Lafite-Rothschild, Ch. La Fleur Peyrabon. SaintEstephe: Ch. Cos d’Estournel, Ch. Lilian Ladouys, Ch. Capburn Gasqueton, Les Pagodes de Cos, Ch. Marquis de ... Read More »
Here is the second video in our series on Bordeaux Wine Future. The process (simplified) takes place in several steps, the first of which starts with the tastings by professionals and media. Following this, pricing is determined on individual estate’s product as well as the overall quality of the vintage. This year’s prices have already begun to be released- several ... Read More »
Although tastings only just finished, wines have begun to be priced for the 2011 vintage, fairly early in comparison with other vintages. Tasters and outstanding critics are publishing their comments as prices for this year are shared with the public, waiting in anticipation. Also interesting for this year is the fact that top Châteaux are leading the releases instead of ... Read More »
What is ‘En Primeur’ week? How does it work? And why is it so important? For those of you who are not familiar with the term ‘Futures’ or ‘Primeurs’ in French, I will take my next few posts to share a brief explanation of the frenzy that takes over the wine world each spring. In addition to a few explanations ... Read More »