2022 Bordeaux harvest report

Sorting 2022 grapes at Le Pin.jpg

What happened after the long, hot and extremely dry summer? Above: Merlot grapes being sorted at Le Pin earlier this month.

On Saturday 17 September the temperature in the morning dropped to 10 °C (50 °F) with a bright, sunny but breezy 22 °C (72 °F) following in the afternoon. Much the same is expected this week, when a good percentage of the 2022 Cabernet Sauvignon will be harvested in the Médoc and Graves and the harvesting of Merlot on limestone-clay soils in St-Émilion will already be finished. It’s the ideal weather for both grapes and pickers, allowing the skins on the former a...