Graves categorized growths: 2021, a sophisticated classic | EUROtoday

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BHome of the regional winery, Pessac-Léognan is the favourite appellation of the Bordeaux area. There we discover, amongst practically 70 properties typically intertwined within the city material, the entire severe categorized growths.

When we tasted them en primeur for the 2021 classic, Fabien Teitgen, technical director of Château Smith Haut Lafitte, was categorical: “This is essentially the most difficult classic of my profession. » An opinion which was then broadly shared by the managers we met throughout our visits to the properties. Marked by late frosts and really severe well being strain attributable to mildew, a kind of fungus which causes wilting and mildew within the vine and might destroy a harvest, 2021 gave general small yields…

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