A revolution is underway in Bordeaux. The top chateaux have been obtaining unprecedented prices for their wines, while smaller chateaux are going bankrupt.
Enormous changes in the production and style of wine have been accomplished by advances in viticulture and vinification coupled with climatic changes.
The battle between modernists and traditionalists plays out through the garage wines, felt by some to be the newest wave, and by others to be a caricature of Bordeaux.
Pulling together information from a variety of sources including the market in Bordeaux, changing patterns of ownership, and new possibilities in viticulture and vinification, bestselling science and wine author Benjamin Lewin presents a unique overview of the forces making Bordeaux wine what it is today.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 292 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Vendange Press
- Publication Date: 23/07/2009
- Category: Wines
- ISBN: 9781934259207