An abnormally harsh spring frost has been receiving significant attention from French wineries and wine-aficionados recently, and rightly so: It was the worst frost in Bordeaux in the past two decades, and vineries all across the area have reported extremely high losses as a result, up to 90% in some areas. While its effects are uncertain, it will most likely slow down the campaign and lower the amount of wine on the market. There is still hope, though, in the face of everything, as vineries have seen the growth of secondary buds and displayed impressive teamwork in the face of adversity.
“The signs were that châteaux were planning to be restrained on price, mindful of the global uncertainties.”
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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