Sep. 19th

Burgundy 2014: September heatwave set to save vintage, reports

19th Sep. 2014  /  THE MARKET  ·  Burgundy
Written by: Adam Lechmere in Nuits-Saint-Georges
Published: 19-Sep-14

"Extraordinary September weather may have rescued the 2014 Burgundy wine harvest from disaster, ripening 'intensely aromatic' whites and 'concentrated' reds. Devastating hailstorms earlier this year left vignerons gloomy about the prospects for 2014. Up to 40% of the vines in Meursault, Pommard, Volnay and Beaune were destroyed by ‘golf-ball sized hailstones’ in June, with worse damage in other communes. But September’s fine weather – there has been only 5mm of rain so far – has brought on both reds and whites and harvesting should be finished by the middle of next week. Read more at "

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