Letter from Bordeaux: Vintage 2018


photo by Antoine De Tapol

Sheep roam through the biodynamic vineyards of Chateau Palmer

Let’s be straight: 2018 was a challenging year in Bordeaux. Nature threw two extremes at growers—heavy rainfall in the first half of the year; drought in the second. Some handled those extremes with elegance and grace; others fumbled, especially when mildew set in during spring and continued as a risk…

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This story appears in the print issue of June 2019.
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