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2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Château Margaux white and heading north

Sauvignon Blanc grapes destined for 2010 Pavillon Blanc de Château Margaux(above and below)

Yesterday passed by the vineyard planted with the Sauvignon Blanc grapes that go into Pavillon Blanc de Château Margaux. The vineyard has very fine black-grey sandy soil and is to the west of Margaux on a flat area prone to frost. The 2010 crop is still some way off being ready. Whether it will be as good as François Crochet's 2009 Sancerre (see forthcoming post) is a fair question, although it will certainly be more expensive.   

Today headed up from the Médoc to Touraine crossing the Gironde on the ferry from the Pointe de Grave to Royan. 

Pointe de Grave

La Gironde

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