Burgundy 2014: September heatwave set to save vintage

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Extraordinary September weather may have rescued the 2014 Burgundy wine harvest from disaster, ripening 'intensely aromatic' whites and 'concentrated' reds.

and small grapes,' said the BIVB's Cecile Mathiaud. 'And of course, there are the vineyards in North Cote de Beaune and North Maconnais that have lost a lot with the hail,' she added. ‘The equivalent of one full crop is in fact missing in Burgundy’, said Faiveley’s export director, Vincent Avenel.‘Prices tend to increase in this kind of situation,’ he added, especially as demand is high. For the 2013 vintage, which is just being bottled and will be released en primeur this November, fee increases will be ‘probably +3% to +15%, depending on the appellation and quantities available,’ he said.

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