Jefford on Monday: Hail and farewell to Pomerol 1982

Image Eglise-Clinet-Pomerol-church-from-June-2015-300x199.jpgThe vintage that started everything? Andrew Jefford says Ave Atque Vale – hail and farewell – to some great Pomerol 1982 wines…L’Eglise Clinet vines, June 2015Everything, it seems with hindsight, began in 1982.  That was the vintage which, with a crash of cymbals, ushered in the modern wine world – in Bordeaux, of course, but given Bordeaux’s significance, in the wine world more generally. Scroll down to see Andrew Jefford’s Pomerol 1982 wine notes Everything?  In the vineyards, 1982 marked the turning of the tide on ‘chemical viticulture’, and a slow return to the understanding that there can be no great wine without the effort and endeavour…

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A new name in Pomerol after ex Château de Sours owner invests

Image Pomerol-Vineyards-300x198.jpgThe man who sold Château de Sours to Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has used some of the proceeds to buy and re-name a wine estate in Pomerol on Bordeaux’s Right Bank. Vineyards in Pomerol (NB: No known link to those described in article below).Martin Krajewski, who earlier this year sold Château de Sours in AOC Bordeaux to Alibaba Jack Ma, has acquired Château Monbrun, a small estate in the Pomerol appellation. The 2.23 hectare Monbrun estate is planted to 100% Merlot, with vines up to 55 years old, and is situated close to the village of Catusseau, facing Château Nenin and Château La Pointe. A separate plot of land near …