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Climate-adapted grapes now allowed in French appellations

Climate change is a fact and the wine industry prepares in different ways for the future. INAO, the Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité, recently approved a change in the rules that allow the French appellations to plant other grape varieties than the ones that are now permitted in order to be able to experiment with grapes that are, for example, more resistant to heat and drought.

In the current appellation regulations, there are two categories of grapes, main grapes and complementary grapes. Now a third category has been created, called “grapes for climate and environmental adaptation”.

We are not yet familiar with all details, but we assume that these experimental grapes will be allowed to be included in the appellation wines in small amounts.

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