Offbeat Bordeaux

Nea Berglund of Charivari winery in Bordeaux, France

With a rebel spirit, these producers are bringing new life to this tradition-bound wine region. Above, Nea Berglund of Château Carsin in Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux.

Let’s not beat about the bush. All is not well in Bordeaux. The 2022 en primeur campaign may have offered a glossy, gilt-edged digression [even if by all accounts the high prices asked for the wines did not find much favour with buyers – JR]. And for the rest of the region it’s been one blow after another. Sales and demand continue to slide: sales of red wines (85% of production) were down 13%...