2017 vintage: the harvest was finished by 4thOctober
- This was a low-yield vintage. - Yoyo-like weather patterns with regard to temperatures and rainfall - Drastic sorting of the harvest was required to make a Great Wine! We have a few last weeks in 2017 to contemplate our vines in their Autumn colours (see the landscape photo). In our winery our team…Lire la suite
Château Cambon la Pelouse has 30 different vineyard plots, each of which has a name, often that of the very local place where they are located, or after an historical reference. The aptly named Croupe de Guiseis a large 8-hectare (20-acre) plot, whose contours are reminiscent of French history books’…Lire la suite
Château Cambon la Pelouse 2016 :Le Figaro : 15.5Nez fruité, pointe boisée, élevage un peu marqué par le bois, petits amers, tannins encore un peu durs.Bettane et Desseauve : 89-90Nez de caractère et précis, fruits noirs et épices, boisé toasté, bouche charnue, riche, ample, avec des tannins qui devront se civiliser mais il…Lire la suite
How to describe the 2016 vintage
Michel Rolland, renowned Bordeaux oenologist“In my long career, I’ve had some top-quality vintages, such as the 1982, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2015, but I think I’ve just witnessed the making of the best.”Sud-Ouest newspaper dated 5thDecember 2016Hubert de Boüard, renowned Bordeaux oenologist and consultant to our estate“After 2015,…Lire la suite
How will 2016 match up to 2015?
Weather patterns were more variable than in 2015, but still featured all the characteristics of a great vintage.The end of the summer – September to October – left its mark on the vintage with outstanding weather and a significant difference of 20°C between daytime and night-time temperatures, as well as ‘compassionate’ rainfall.Once the…Lire la suite
2016: Do we have a good or a great vintage?
2016: Do we have a good or a great vintage?And why?2016 combines the key criteria required for a great vintage:- Uniform flowering and no humidity- Significant lack of water in July-August- A lot of sunshine in summer- In September-October night-time temperatures were cool and mild, while daytime temperatures were more…Lire la suite
Just a few more days to go before the 2016 harvest!
Water is not always a winegrower’s favourite element, but the 4th August 2016 was the day that saved the 2016 vintage. The 10 mm of rain that fell kick-started the grapes’ colour change, allowing the vine’s normal growth cycle to continue. Apart from this, July and August were the driest for…Lire la suite
Last sprint before the 2016 harvest
July already; in 75 days we won’t be far off bringing out the secateurs for the 2016 harvest. Here’s a quick review of the first half of the growth cycle:Winter and spring were mild and wet, although there was little rain in 2015. A conveniently timed sunny spell coincided with…Lire la suite
Au fil de notre actualité
Château Cambon La Pelouse
CRU BOURGEOIS EXCEPTIONNEL
This exceptional recognition is the culmination of several years of collective work in both the…Lire la suite
New breath of air from the southern hemisphere inspires 2019!
This may be the first Bordeaux vintage for Treasury Wine Estates, the new owner of Château Cambon la Pelouse, but they already have substantial experience in Australian, New Zealand, American and Italian vineyards.Lire la suite
The Enthusiast 100 – The best wines of the year 2019
Château Cambon la Pelouse 2016 - Haut-Médoc - Rank: 16th/100 Score 93 / 100 This…Lire la suite
Château Cambon La Pelouse 2016 – Winner of the 2019 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Cup
The 9th Crus Bourgeois Cup was organised during Vinexpo Bordeaux in partnership with the news…Lire la suite