“The 2014 vintage will be remembered as a classic vintage of great quality for its fresh, elegant and refined character,” reports Patrick Jestin, CEO of Dourthe which owns 9 properties in key appellations in Bordeaux.
“The vintage marks a major new chapter for our estates where we have tried to maximise the potential of the terroir at each of our vineyards so that the wines reveal the true character of their place of origin with even greater clarity than in any other vintage,” he said.
“I’m convinced that this is the most accomplished vintage we have ever produced and arguably the most profound. “
“The global economy, including the Fine Wine market, has shown signs of recovery and we note renewed interest in Bordeaux across virtually all markets,” he reported. “After three consecutive En Primeur campaigns accompanied by falling prices, and in line with the quality of this latest vintage, the 2014 undoubtedly warrants a higher price than 2013.”
“However, Bordeaux currently suffers from perceptions around its price”he added,”and in doing so, overshadows the hard work that is done to improve quality and deliver excellence and enjoyment to consumers.”
We hope to re-engage the debate on the subject of the real value of our wines, so with this in mind, we will not increase our En Primeur prices for 2014, in order to send out a clear message to our customers”
Dourthe has released its 2014 Bordeaux estate wines at the same release price as last year.