Bordeaux 2012: Cru Bourgeois property will not make any 2012

Monday, 5 November, 2012
Jane Anson,
Chateau Hourtin-Ducasse, a 25-hectare cru bourgeois estate in Saint Sauveur in the northern Medoc, has announced that it will not be making a 2012 wine.
Owner Michael Marengo told local paper Le Journal du Medoc they had been fearing such a decision as far back as August.

Due to the difficult growing season 'our minimum quality requirements have not been met,' he said.

On the chateau's website, under a 'no bottles' graphic, Marengo said spring brought 'a combined attack of downy mildew and powdery mildew in strengths rarely encountered. On 9th and 10th June, our leaves were literally drenched by heavy rain, destroying the plants' internal protection and... read on


No wine for 2012!
No wine for 2012!

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