Review of the 2014 viticultural year: very good harvest quality!


Wine year 2014

The viticultural year of 2014 in Bordeaux is one that will be etched in the annals of winemaking history not for its abundance, but for its exceptional quality. While production estimates hover between 5.2 and 5.4 million hectoliters, it is the unparalleled excellence of the vintage that captures attention. Defined by abundant sunshine and record mild temperatures, the 2014 vintage promises wines of extraordinary character and depth. This article delves into the factors that contributed to the remarkable quality of Bordeaux’s 2014 vintage, and how wine enthusiasts can savor its delights with the aid of Wikeeps preservation systems.

The reason for this quality of production is the exceptional level of sunshine from which all the Bordeaux vines benefited in the autumn, and record mild temperatures which optimally accompanied the alcoholic and phenolic ripening of the grapes.

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These two factors, sunshine and sweetness, contribute favorably to the sugar-acid balance of the liquid part of the grain as well as to the tannin-aroma-color balance of its solid part.

storical Significance: The 2014 vintage in Bordeaux is poised to be remembered not for its quantity but for its outstanding quality. Despite a relatively low production volume, estimated between 5.2 and 5.4 million hectoliters, wine enthusiasts anticipate exceptional wines thanks to ideal weather conditions during the growing season.

Abundant Sunshine: One of the key factors contributing to the exceptional quality of the 2014 vintage is the abundant sunshine that bathed the Bordeaux vineyards throughout the autumn. This prolonged exposure to sunlight allowed the grapes to ripen fully, developing optimal flavors and sugar levels.

Record Mild Temperatures: In addition to ample sunshine, record mild temperatures characterized the 2014 growing season in Bordeaux. These favorable conditions provided the perfect environment for the grapes to achieve both alcoholic and phenolic ripeness, resulting in wines with balanced acidity and tannins.

Impact on Wine Quality: The combination of sunshine and mild temperatures had a profound impact on the overall quality of the Bordeaux wines produced in 2014. The sugar-acid balance in the liquid part of the grape and the tannin-aroma-color balance in its solid part were optimized, resulting in wines of exceptional depth and complexity.

Homogeneous Quality: According to the president of the inter-profession des Vins de Bordeaux, the 2014 vintage promises a level of quality rarely seen across all wine categories. From crémants to whites, reds, rosés, and liquoreux, Bordeaux wines from this vintage are expected to exhibit a remarkable consistency and uniformity of excellence.

Wikeeps Preservation Systems: To fully appreciate the aromatic qualities of the 2014 Bordeaux vintage, wine enthusiasts can rely on Wikeeps preservation systems. These innovative systems are designed to maintain the integrity of opened bottles for extended periods, ensuring that every glass poured captures the essence of this exceptional vintage while honoring the efforts of the winegrowers.

The president of the inter-profession des Vins de Bordeaux (@CIVB) thus affirmed that “all our wines will have benefited from it: crémants, whites, reds, rosés, liquoreux”, a homogeneous quality over the same vintage “it is so rare”.
This promises beautiful tastings with @WIKEEPS who will be able to restore all the aromatic qualities of this beautiful vintage to the glass, while respecting the work of the winegrowers.