It doesn’t stop raining in Bordeaux. As spring progresses, wine producers face problems. It is difficult to drive the tractor and to walk in a wet and muddy vineyard. This is inconvenient for those growers who mechanically remove the weeds. Maintenance in the vineyard, such as replacing the poles that hold up the wires, is delayed. They will probably have problems early in the season with mildiou, a fungal disease.
Since November Bordeaux has had about 500 mm of rainfall (the region usually has between 600 and 800 mm per year). Rain is a good thing, but now they want it to dry up a bit so that they can start working in the vineyard.
Read more here vitisphere.com.
Weather will for sure improve so there are good reasons to come on a wine tour to Bordeaux this autumn with BKWine.
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