Small harvest in France but abundant harvest in Burgundy

There is a lot of talk about the very small harvest volume that we will get this year, even here at BKWine Magazine, Record-breaking small wine harvest in France. But in Burgundy they expect to bring in an unusually big harvest! It shows clearly how different weather conditions can be very local and hit very differently.

The Burgundy organization BIVB predicts a harvest volume that will be between “normal” and “abundant”, depending on what part of the region you are and how you worked in the vineyard. The volume can be significantly influenced by, for example, how you have cropped and how you have managed the vineyard during the summer.

It is also believed that it will be a vintage of good quality, except if the vineyard has produced too large yields. In that case, In which case a “commercial” vintage is expected with wines to be drunk young.

The harvest volume is estimated to be 1.5 million hectolitres, an increase of 20% from 2016.

But it is only in central Burgundy, Côte d’Or and surrounding areas that the situation looks so good. In many other parts of Burgundy, for example in Chablis and Beaujolais, it will be a small harvest due to hail, frost, and drought.

Read more at Vitisphere.

Pinot noir ready to be harvested

Pinot noir ready to be harvested, copyright BKWine Photography

Pinot noir just harvested

Pinot noir just harvested, copyright BKWine Photography

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