Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Desperate French winegrowers hope for June bloom to save harvest

These French wine producers are really hoping June is good to them. They need a bloom to keep the grape harvest a possibility. If this doesn’t happen there will be bad news. Wine prices and availability could be affected so wine enthusiasts should pay attention to what happens. This is also going to affect winemakers who count on these grapes for their livelihood and who have to depend on nature to make things turn out right.

Key Takeaways:

  • French wine-growers tried to placing lit oil drums in their vineyards,to warm freezing plants and save the harvest.
  • Giant fans were employed to try and stop cold, wet air from settling on fragile plants.
  • Under normal conditions, Bordeaux produces up to £2 billion of wine each year.

“Frenchwinegrowers are desperately hoping for a June bloom to save their harvest after a late freeze in April destroyed up to 90 per cent of some Bordeaux vines.”

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/27/desperate-french-winegrowers-hope-june-bloom-save-harvest/

About the Author Rory

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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