Nov 05 2010

Château Angélus – The 2010 vintage

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Weather conditions
2010 was a dry but relatively cool year and, contrary to 2003, no heat wave temperatures were reached. These weather conditions encouraged perfect healthiness in the vineyard, so the vines were not attacked by any diseases this year.
Cloudbursts occurred on 26th September and 11th October, respectively giving rainfall levels of 16 mm and 7 mm; not particularly heavy, but this rain was extremely opportune. It avoided a situation of hydrous stress for the vines and re-boosted their metabolism. The grapes were therefore able to continue maturing to reach the very best stage of ripeness. Sunny days that followed, alternated with cool night-time temperatures, encouraged polyphenols to become
perfectly ripe.

From here onwards, the staff at Château Angélus took over. Whilst appreciating the result of work done earlier during

Bouard & Grenie 2010

the summer (leaf-thinning and thinning-out grape bunches), we had to seek the finest balances and fix the best dates at which to harvest, for each grape variety and for each plot of the vineyard. Wise decisions also had to be made to ensure that picking was precise and perfectly adapted.
At Angélus, harvests of Merlot grapes began on 28th September with young vines in the earliest plots and continued up until 14th October. Then it was the turn of the Cabernet Franc variety to be gathered, starting with the youngest vines and finishing with the oldest, with harvests beginning on 15th October and finishing on 21st October.

First impressions
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Nov 05 2010

havel & petz: Stellungnahme der Vinea Wachau zum Kurier-Artikel

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„Wir kämpfen für die hohe Qualität und den Schutz der Marken Steinfeder, Federspiel und Smaragd.“

Wien, am 5. November 2010 – Der Widerspruch ist offensichtlich. Franz-Josef Gritsch, Winzer aus Spitz, greift 2009, damals noch Vinea-Wachau-Mitglied, den Verein öffentlich an und wird daraufhin wegen vereinsschädigenden Verhaltens ausgeschlossen. Die für die Mitgliedsbetriebe geschützten Vinea-Wachau-Marken Steinfeder,
Federspiel und Smaragd benützt er dennoch weiter. Continue reading „havel & petz: Stellungnahme der Vinea Wachau zum Kurier-Artikel“