The French wine production this year will be ten percent lower, as a result of poor weather conditions.
The production – which was affected by several periods of frost and hail – was expected to amount to 42.9 million hectoliters, against 47.8 million in 2015. That is seven percent below the five-year average.
In the Champagne, Burgundy and the Loire valley, there were several periods of frost. In the Charente, Burgundy, Beaujolais and the Languedoc-Roussillon there was damage by hail.
It comes to preliminary forecasts.
The production in the Champagne would be around a third. (Belga)