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Niepoort 2011 Vintage report

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The 2011 Vintage Port Campaign is in full swing and every commentator is rating this as a really top vintage. A combination of excellent vintage conditions, with more precise winemaking and more meticulous selection than (possibly) ever before.   James Suckling on Niepoort 2011 “Great nose here of crushed raspberries and minerals with hints of […]

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Vintage report from Domaine Bourdic

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Come summer it was already quite obvious that the 2012 grape harvest would be later than last year. The first trials which we did at the beginning of August confirmed the delay. At the end of August we had the most tremendously strong north winds (more than 80kms an hour) and very high temperatures both […]

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2011 vintage report from Lutzville, South Africa

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“We started harvest with cooler conditions than normal. This enabled us to ensure picking and receiving grapes until midday with grape temperatures below 19° C. Our production is smaller than expected. We have had no rot on our grapes and keep on receiving healthy fruit. In the middle of harvest we had a short heat […]

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