Dez 19 2012 Chateau d’Yquem will not make 2012 vintage

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joy of terroir, terroir, by Chris Mercer – Chateau d’Yquem has pulled out of making a Sauternes in 2012 after the vintage failed a post-harvest taste test.

‚Prepared to not make a vintage‘: Yquem

The LVMH-owned Sauternes first growth confirmed to that ‚there will be no Chateau d’Yquem in the 2012 vintage‘.

It is the first time in 20 years that the chateau has made such a call.

‚This is a very difficult decision, but the tasting of the harvest confirmed that the level of quality is not satisfactory to become Yquem,‘ said chateau spokeswoman Valérie Lailheugue.

A late start to this year’s harvest meant that all Sauternes producers were already under pressure, but poor weather in October proved too much for many grapevines to handle. Continue reading „ Chateau d’Yquem will not make 2012 vintage“