NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The first results for the 2015 vintage are in and it's confirmed: 2015 will be a great vintage. Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur AOC vineyards benefited from this year's ideal weather conditions. The months of June and July – dry, hot, and sunny – permitted a very homogenous flowering and veraison. The months of August and September had perfect temperatures for ripening the grapes that consisted of dry yet not excessively hot days, and cool nights. Fine weather during the harvest allowed each parcel to obtain optimal maturity in perfect health.
"2015 is going to be magnificent and the winemakers of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur are very proud and happy," said Herve Grandeau, President of the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Superieur AOC Winemakers' Association. "This level of quality acknowledges and rewards the hard work and investments made throughout the year."
The harvest for Bordeaux Blanc and Cremant began at the end of August and promises great quality with classic typicity and intense aromas. For Bordeaux Rose, picking began the first week of September, and shows excellent quality with beautiful color, freshness, and luscious aromas.
In mid-September the harvest for reds kicked off with the Merlots, followed by the Cabernets a week later. Thanks to excellent weather conditions, pristine grapes were picked at ideal maturity. The reds have notes of ripe fruit. Good color extraction and the significant presence of quality tannins suggest wines with intense color and full-bodied on the palate. 2015 promises to be exceptional for red Bordeaux and Bordeaux Superieur red.
The volume of the harvest for the Planet Bordeaux appellations is estimated at 3.2 million hectoliters (426.5 million bottles).
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SOURCE Planet Bordeaux