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James Molesworth

September 2011

Early Reports on Harvest in the Rhône and Bordeaux
A tricky 2011 vintage for two of France's most important wine regions
Posted: Sep 21, 2011 1:42pm ET

With picking in full swing in France’s major wine regions, I checked in with a few top growers to see how things were going so far with the 2011 harvest. Here are just a few snippets from Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley.

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Château de Beaucastel's Hommage à Jacques Perrin Grande Cuvée Cracks the Place de Bordeaux
The Rhône wine becomes the first non-Bordeaux French wine to be offered by Bordeaux-based négociants
Posted: Sep 7, 2011 1:42pm ET

Wine Spectator senior editor James Molesworth reports that the Southern Rhône Valley's Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin Grande Cuvée 2009 is being offered by France's Place de Bordeaux, the first non-Bordeaux wine to do so.

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