Bordeaux 2011: a conversation with Pétrus winemaker Olivier Berrouet
March 30, 2012
This past years growing season was marked by the particular timing of the seasons. As James wrote in his blog, spring was characterized by unusual high temperatures more likely of summer than spring, while the summer with a cooler weather seemed more like the autumn or the spring. Finally, the autumn arrived, again with high temperatures that resembled more the summer than the autumn. So with these disconcerting conditions growers and winemakers have had to make greater efforts to make the most of the fruit. In this video Pétrus winemaker Olivier Berrouet, explains how these conditions affected the wine and how the composition of the clay soil prevented any further damage from the dry spring.