Bordeaux 2022 Detailed Report

Bordeaux 2022 Detailed Report

<Lack of rain>
Rainfall varied from place to place, but was very low in most areas.
Margaux had particularly low rainfall (Margaux 82mm, Pauillac 134mm). As the gravelly soil dried out, the fruit became smaller, the yield decreased, and the latent sugar content increased.
All months except June recorded much less rainfall than in the last 30 years, especially July with just 3mm compared to the 30-year average of 49mm.
It was the first vintage in which irrigation was permitted for anything other than young trees.

<Yield and grape trends>
Yields 10% lower than the 10-year average

Average yield for each appellation by Jane Anson Saint-Estèphe 31hl/ha
Pauillac 34.8hl/ha
Saint-Julien 34.3hl/ha
Margaux 31.3hl/ha
Pessac-Leognan 35.7hl/ha
Saint-Emilion 41.2hl/ha
Pomerol 32.3hl/ha
Sauternes 13.4hl/ha

<Characteristics of 2022>

It was a vintage in which the differences between wineries were decisive, and the wineries that were able to implement advanced cultivation techniques, precise harvest dates, and proper extraction to survive the heat wave produced excellent wines.

"Exhibition) Vintage report by TWINS BORDEAU"