Crisis in Bordeaux

Crisis in Bordeaux

You may or may not have heard, but last weekend there was a crisis in Bordeaux, the region was struck with some immensely forceful Hailstorms. They reportedly hit 3% of the wine growing areas badly, with a further 3% likely to have been affected on a lesser scale, according to the Bordeaux governing body CIVB.

While having disastrous consequences for the 3% (3,400 ha) severely hit – primarily in Bourg and Blaye, and the southern end of the Haut-Médoc – with some vineyards completely wiped out (80% loss or more), In comparison to the devastating impact of storms in 2017, it has had a fairly minimal impact on most areas. They reported that there were hailstorms as big as eggs!

In order to support our Bordeaux growers, we have some back vintages and Bordeaux Alternatives for you on special offer – June only! Use Coupon: (Hail-storm), when checking out.

Those that are on special offer (10% off):

Château Mazèyres, Pomerol, 2015

Château Canon la Gaffelière, Premier Grand Cru Classé St. Émilion, 2015

Château Jean Faure, Grand Cru Classé St. Émilion 2015

Château des Annereaux, Lalande de Pomerol, 2012

Château Haut-Faugères, Grand Cru St.Emilion 2014

 

Bordeaux Alternatives:

David Franz Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Painted Wolf, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Mother Rock, Force Majeure Cinsault 2017

 

To see all our red wines, click here>>

 

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