Bordeaux harvesting 2 weeks early

Bordeaux is already harvesting their grapes, at least two week earlier than most years. Victoria spent several days visiting chateaux throughout the Right and Left bank as well as touring Sauternes & Barsac including a visit to Chateau d’Yquem, Chateau Margaux, sneaking a few grapes from Chateau Petrus. Other highlights were visiting the two newest wineries in our portfolio – staying at Chateau de la Riviere in the extremely well-priced right bank region of Fronsac and meeting Mdm Constans & her husband owners of the humble Chateau du Pin, which produces a terrific everyday drinking red in the Entre Deux Mers. Both of these wineries skillfully leap over the stuffy, inaccessible reputation Bordeaux oftern lugs on its broad, defined shoulders.

View from inside Ch de la Riviere across their vineyards

View from inside Ch de la Riviere across their vineyards

 

Constans family Ch du Pin

Madame & Monsieur Constans in their kitchen with Victoria at Ch du Pin