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Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château du Tertre

Millesima announces the release of Château du Tertre 2011. Alexander Van Beek, General Manager of the appellation Margaux estate describes his experience with the vintage and how the cabernet sauvignon has played a key role in creating the 2011 wine. This is a vintage typically Medocain, because there is nice acidity in the wine and at the same time a ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Lafite-Rothschild

Charles Chevallier, Manager Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) sits down with Millesima to describe the weather and harvest conditions for his 2011 vintage of Lafite-Rothschild. He explains a particularity of Lafite-Rothschild, that the wine will close up while developing in the bottle, before opening up again and expressing the complexities at the perfect moment of ageing. As with other Future ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Pontet Canet

Millesima announces the release of Château Pontet Canet, Grand Cru Classé in 1855, AC Pauillac. Chateau owner Alfred Tesseron explains why balance and purity are integral aspects of his 2011 vintage, and the importance of working in a forward manner, rather than backwards. We have a wine that is balanced, and balance is very important to me. We also have ... Read More »

Bordeaux Châteaux Price Releases – En Primeur 2011

Here is the most recent update of the Châteaux that have released their pricing for the 2011 vintage. To keep up with the updates, don’t forget to sign up for Millesima’s Wine Alerts by clicking ‘Keep Me Informed’ for your favourite estates and appellations on our here. Carmes de Rieussec Château des Annereaux Château Olivier Red Château Beaulieu Comtes de ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Labégorce

Millesima speaks with owner of Chateau Labegorce Nathalie Perrodo Samani and General Manager Marjolaine Maurice de Coninck about their 2011 vintage. This wine from the Margaux appellation is a great example of hard work paying off in a difficult vintage. 2011 is indeed a technical year for the winemaker, where I think, patience, perseverance and attention to nature allowed us ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011 Exclusive – Interview with Château Sociando-Mallet

Jean Gautreau, Owner of Château Sociando-Mallet (Haut-Medoc) shares with Millesima his thoughts on the 2011, and how they compare to his recent vintages of 2008, 2009 and 2010. He believes that in the last four years wonderful wines have been produced on his estate, noting the fact that 2011 is underrated. 2011 is a very colorful wine as you can ... Read More »

Bordeaux En Primeur 2011- Exclusive Interview with Château Chasse Spleen

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 »

Meet Abby and Louisa

Dear Readers, Welcome to our brand new Millésima Blog. Based in Bordeaux we aim to regularly post short and juicy information for you to savour in a break at work, on your iPad while in transit or comfortably on a sofa. Post will varyingly be written by either Abby or me, Louisa. Please excuse the odd -ize instead of -ise ... Read More »