Bordeaux 2011: Whites set to shine as campaign gets underway (France)

Bordeaux 2011: Whites set to shine as campaign gets underway (France)

En Primeur week began yesterday in brilliant sunshine and broad optimism on the part of producers – especially when it comes to the white wines. The lack of rainfall in the summer – between March and June there was 74mm of rain compared with an average of 176mm – together with a cooler-than-average July and August might have caused problems for the reds in many appellations, but there is no such reservation with the white wines, both dry and sweet, reports Decanter.

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