On the 26th and 27th of April there was a bad frost that impacted an estimated 70% of the Bordeaux vineyards. There was a 90% to 100% loss of the potential crop for around 20% of the vineyards. There is hope for second buds on the vines that survived but the yields would be significantly smaller. Many people were not prepared because this type of frost is so rare in Bordeaux. Increased prices and stock control are sure to be an impact of the frost going forward.
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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