Toscana 2015 by Andrea Franchetti

Toscana 2015 by Andrea Franchetti

 A long harvest at Val d'Orcia September 17 A yellow color is in the air in the Val d'Orcia, and the days have become solemn: autumn! Ripeness is entering the grapes; wine is made from fruit when it has changed it's taste a few times at the very end of its course; every year at this time I start walking the vineyards to taste the merlot, which ripens before the other grapes. Each year is different and it will take me a few days to understand where we are. I think that after tomorrow…Read more
Bordeaux 2015 by Vieux Château Certan

Bordeaux 2015 by Vieux Château Certan

Gentle strength This year, everything combined to make the vintage a success: superb weather allied to a mature vineyard enabled an outstanding vintage. A cool and sufficiently rainy winter, followed by a magnificent spring, brought about a quick and homogeneous budding of the vines. A good flowering followed, helped by fine weather at the end of May and beginning of June. Hot weather during July brought a substantial water deficit in the vineyard. This amazing summer period caused the skins of the grapes to thicken and along with fine end-of-the-season weather this enabled…Read more
Bordeaux 2015 by Bordeaux Vins Sélection

Bordeaux 2015 by Bordeaux Vins Sélection

A Great Vintage After the complications of the three previous years, we had waited impatiently for a vintage such as this. Thanks to the unusually perfect climatic conditions, we had everything we required from bud-break to harvest. The sunshine and the dryness allowed little chance for illnesses to take hold. Such a level of enthusiasm, as much for the quality as for the excellent volume harvested, hadn’t been seen from the winemaking community for a long time. From Saint-Emilion to Saint-Estèphe passing by the Graves, smiles returned to faces. 2015 is assuredly a…Read more