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  • 14/04/2014 2013 Vintage

    2013 Vintage

    Our first impressions

    Château Blaignan, like many properties in the Médoc, was not spared by the abundant rains in the spring. A difficult start to the season, but a successful outcome with the return of heat in the month of August allowing us to wait for the Cabernet Sauvignon to reach maturity.

    On tasting, it is this grape variety that gives the fine character to Château Blaignan and supports a fresh aromatic palate, fruity, with aromas of blueberry and blackcurrant.

  • 18/03/2013 2012 Vintage

    2012 Vintage

    Our first impressions

    The 2012 winegrowing season was characterized by rather severe weather conditions that required a great deal of vigilance in the vineyard.
    A cold, rainy spring, followed by a particularly dry summer, slowed down the vines' growth cycle, resulting in uneven ripening.
    We waited until the first week of October to start the harvests. Despite some rain in October, the vineyard remained in good health throughout the harvest period.

    2012 was, however, a complicated, unusual year, a typical winegrower's vintage. The choices made by vineyard owners were more important than ever. 2012 was often kinder to the Merlot than the Cabernet Sauvignon, which explains its high proportion in our final blends compared to recent vintages.

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  • 27/09/2012 Le Grand Tasting de Paris

    Le Grand Tasting de Paris

    Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, 30th November & 1st December 2012

    For the 7th edition of this tasting, CA Grands Crus will showcase a selection of Bordeaux and Burgundy wines.

    Come and taste our wines on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December 2012 at the Carrousel du Louvre, stand number 89.

    For more information and to obtain a pass, please visit www.grandtasting.com

  • 07/06/2012 2011 Vintage

    2011 Vintage

    Our first impressions

    The new thermo-regulated winery, delivered in 2010, is equiped with tanks of varying capacities for efficient parcel selection. 2011 was a highly technical vintage, and this new equipment allowed us to be very precise and optimise the harvest dates. 2011 therefore shows density, good fruit and soft tannins. Blaignan 2011 promises to be one of the best vintages from this estate.

    For the 10th consecutive year, rainfall was noticeably deficient. Winter was very cold with a fairly normal level of rain. Spring, on the other hand, was remarkably dry and warm, with summery temperatures and exceptionally high sunshine hours. Summer then offered an almost automnal climate: rather cold with little sunshine. The 2011 vintage is therefore influenced by an inversed climate: a very dry and warm spring followed by a rather humid and cool summer. Patience and controlled risk-taking produced perfectly ripe grapes from every plot.