Frost-bitten Bordeaux wine harvest down 40% in 2017

French wine region

Figures are expected to show that 2017 produced France’s worst wine harvest since 1945 AFP / File / MEHDI FEDOUACH

Wine production in the French region of Bordeaux shrank by 40 percent in 2017, the Bordeaux wine council said Wednesday, with severe frost sapping yields in a year that nonetheless produced a good vintage. “The total harvest in 2017 was 3.5 million hectolitres, down 40 percent on 2016,” the council said, adding that vineyards in Saint-Emilion…

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