As Bordeaux celebrates another excellent vintage, its winegrowers are busy preparing for a viticultural revolution. “People used to harvest in raincoats – now they need t-shirts and sun hats. The last 15 years have seen global warming transform our viticulture,” said Jean-Guillaume Prats, Chateau Lafite's president and CEO.
Prats, like many of the region's influential stakeholders, is steering Bordeaux in a new direction. He is acutely aware that a changing climate necessitates a fresh approach.