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Bordeaux 2050: The Wine from The Future That Tastes Like Global Warming

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Made in partnership with McCann Paris, French journalist ecology group AJE used climate projection for the next thirty years to create the simulated wine

Bordeaux 2050: The Wine from The Future That Tastes Like Global Warming
We hear climate change, we read about climate change, and now we get to taste it.

According to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Paris (COP21), by 2050, the Bordeaux wine region in France will suffer from severe climate conditions: a rise of 2 to 4 °C in temperature, exceptional hailstorms and flooding, and intense drought.

All this can destroy the land and one of France’s most precious legacies: Bordeaux wine. 

French Association of Journalists for the Environment (AJE) wanted to transform this data into something real and tangible. Partnering with researchers, scientists and journalists, the AJE used climate projection for the next 30 years to create a wine that simulates the exact taste of a Bordeaux grown in the future: BORDEAUX 2050.

With the help of the Laboratory Excell, based in Merignac, at the heart of the Bordeaux wine region, the AJE created a type of wine on an experimental basis, by assembling red wines from two grape varieties typical of the Bordeaux region, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, produced nowadays under more Southern latitudes (Languedoc-Roussillon, Tunisia and the Mediterranean Basin).

“Cultivated under these much warmer and drier climates, with a shorter growing cycle than the one currently known in Bordeaux, these grape varieties have very different analytical and, above all, organoleptic profiles”, stated Pascal Chatonnet, researcher, oenologist and founder of the Laboratory Excell.

The result is a Bordeaux more dense, less refined, less elegant, with a dry and tannic finish.

“After several months of hard work, both for the data gathering, and directly in the laboratory, we can say we created more than a simple wine: Bordeaux 2050 is the symbol of our responsibility towards the planet”, say Riccardo Fregoso and Julien Chiapolini, Executive Creative Directors at McCann Paris.

“So what’s next? So many things are within our reach but one of them is easier than the rest: convincing ourselves that global warming is a reality”, concludes Yves Leers, author, wine expert, and journalist at AJE.
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Sound Production: Studio Grande Armée


Editor: Thomas Beard

Post Production / VFX

Motion Designer: Valentin Audubon

Grade: Clara Amoureux

Production Company

Production Company: Les Improductibles

Director: Alexandre Tissot, Axel Balakrishnan (Assistant)

Producer: Aurélie Chevalier & Romain Manson

Experientialist: (Event Agency


Senior Vice President: Eloi Asseline (Weber Shandwick Paris)

Partners: Wine Laboratory


Advertiser: AJE (Association of the Journalists for the Environment)

Head of TV / Production: Lionel Courtiaud

President: Valéry Laramée de Tannenberg

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: McCann Paris

Copywriter: Claire Pagès

Art Director: Mateo Fernandez, Clara Bazin-Vinson, Adrien Lavayssière

Strategist: Erik Bertin (Deputy General Manager)

Executive Creative Director: Riccardo Fregoso, Julien Chiapolini, Adrian Botan (Global)

CEO: Bruno Tallent

Senior Copywriter: Julio Alvarez

Senior Art Director: Cesar Garcia

Global Business Lead: Cédric Vanhoutte (Director)

Strategic Planner: Palmyre Betremieux

Creative Manager: reative Excellence Manager Europe

TV Producer: Matthieu Tombarelle

Associate Director: Cécile Pochard (Weber Shandwick Paris)

Executive Vice President: Arnaud Pochebonne (Weber Shandwick Paris)

Creative Director: Sebastien Boutebel, Guy Lewis

McCann Worldgroup, Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:16:35 GMT