French vintage ten percent lower

The French wine production this year will be ten percent lower, as a result of poor weather conditions.


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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)

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