Making the most of Médoc 2011s
22 Nov 2011 by Christophe Coupez
We have also reviewed Bordeaux 2007s after two years in bottle. Christophe Coupez, director of the Chambre d'Agriculture's official oenology lab in Pauillac, provides this update on the Médoc's 2011s post fermentation and how they have survived the hail damage of 1 September, described here by Gavin Quinney and pictured above. See here for Jean-Marc Quarin's earlier perspective on the vintage and more detail on the weather conditions, published in September. Everybody remembers the heat and dry conditions that led to a three- to four-week advance in vine development until July 2011. Then began a...

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