Category: Miscellaneous

Harvest at Haut-Bailly

We visited Haut-Bailly yesterday where Veronique Sanders echoed the optimism that we’ve seen at every property up until now – she said that so far it has been the most perfect growing season she has seen in her tenure at Haut-Bailly.  Last year the estate began to pick their young Merlot vines on 25th September, […]

Verduno Pelaverga is harvested at Fratelli Alessandria!

More from the harvest in Italy I’ve just skipped across the Langhe valley floor from Verduno where the Alessandria family were finishing off their Pelaverga harvest (Berrys’ is taking delivery of the fine ’08 now).  The fruit’s looking good (I’ve a bunch on my desk as I type): rose tinted skins are firm but not […]

Harvest at Domaine de Chevalier

At Domaine de Chevalier yesterday we watched the white juice going into barrel for alcoholic fermentation and witnessed the backbreaking work of moving all the barrels into position in the cellar.  There was a man – or rather a small mountain in human form – shifting these full barrels around, this bloke was colossal! There […]

Bordeaux harvest – the updates are in

A mixed bag of Berry Brothers (and sisters) are here in Bordeaux, ranging from Hayato, the General Manager of BB&R Japan, to Billy Wong, the Lynch-Bages-pin of Berrys’  Hong Kong.  We had a great opportunity to re-visit some 2008’s yesterday, which are coming on tremendously.  We honestly did not taste a bad wine yesterday – in […]