Apr 26 2011

Decanter: First vines planted at Pomerol racecourse

Tag: Regionensigi.hiss @ 10:07

by Jane Anson in Bordeaux -The former Libourne race-course, located within the Pomerol appellation of Bordeaux, has begun its conversion to vineyard land, eighteen months after its closure was first mooted.

The land, which had held three to four races per year for over a century, has now been sold off, and 13 hectares of vines will be added to AOC Pomerol, taking it from 780 to 793 hectares. Continue reading „Decanter: First vines planted at Pomerol racecourse“

Apr 26 2011

Decanter: Moet – 2004 will be next Grand Vintage

Tag: Allgemeinessigi.hiss @ 07:42

by Rebecca Gibb – Moët & Chandon has revealed that the 2004 vintage will follow the recent release of its 2002 Grand moet 2002Vintage. 

It will be released at the end of next year, Moët winemaker Axelle Araud told

‚The ’02 is very complex but I think the ’04 will be a bit more subtle, more delicate,‘ Araud said. ‚It has been on lees since 2005 and it should be very classical. It was a good ripening season.’

She would not divulge the composition of the blend, which changes each vintage. In 2002, it consisted of 51% Chardonnay, 26% Pinot Noir and 23% Pinot Meunier. Continue reading „Decanter: Moet – 2004 will be next Grand Vintage“

Apr 26 2011

Decanter: Contractors sue Coppola

Tag: Personen,Weingütersigi.hiss @ 07:39

Sonoma County Superior Court.

General contractor Grassi & Associates is seeking nearly $1.3m, which has been due since August 2010.

The winery has paid off invoices already submitted, but disputes many of the final invoices. There is some dispute as to how and when Grassi’s subcontractors will be paid. Continue reading „Decanter: Contractors sue Coppola“