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Flavescence dorée – un phylloxéra du 21ème siècle ?

Flavescence dorée est apparue sur le continent européen dans les années 1920 et a commencé à se propager rapidement, notamment dans le vignoble bordelais depuis 2010. Cette maladie dangereuse des plantes n'est pas encore bien étudiée et assez difficile à contenir. Elle peut provoquer des épidémies entières dans les vignes, ou elle peut se manifester d'une manière plus ou moins évidente d'une année sur l'autre.

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Semaine des Primeurs 2021 à Bordeaux

From 25 to 28 April 2022, for the first time since the pandemic restrictions, the Bordeaux Vintage Week - la Semaine des Primeurs - took place in its usual format - with international wine professionals and big tastings. Living in Bordeaux, I could not miss the opportunity to discover the result of work of winemakers during the difficult 2021 vintage. This article is going to focus on its characteristics, with the tasting notes, which I will gradually add in the following parts.

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Appellation du Sud-Ouest Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh + Dégustation du Domaine de Moulié

Этот малоизвестный регион юго-запада Франции, у подножья Пиреней территориально совпадает с Мадираном, знаменитым своими мощными и терпкими винами. Pacherenc du Vic Bilh производит гармоничные неприторные сладкие вина и насыщенные и спелые сухие с пронзительной кислотностью.

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Assemblage du vin – un art subtile

The composition of the wine will not always include just one grape variety. In most cases, this will be a composition of two, three, four, and sometimes more Vitis Vinifera. And this applies not only to red, but also to white wines. So, what is the interest for a winemaker to complicate his life and mix different varieties, while it is more simple to produce single-varietal cuvées? Let's find out in this article.

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Classifications de vins de Bordeaux

While everything is relatively clear with Burgundy and its four hierarchical levels of wine classification (see my article on Burgundy wines), the first encounter with classifications of Bordeaux wines can be quite confusing. The two parts of the Bordeaux region - the right bank and the left bank - have their own hierarchies, some of which differ in terminology and criteria, although their principle remains the same - to distinguish the best wines.

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