Producers across Burgundy have questioned government officials for help in the form of tax relief, subsidies and funding to increase anti-hail measures, following a devastating hailstorm on Saturday.
Some 100 vintners met with Beaune sub-prefect Anne Frackowiak-Jacobs on Monday evening to assess hurts. On Tuesday evening, newly elected Beaune prefect Eric Delzant toured some of the hurt vineyards. Thiébault Hubert, president of the Volnay Vintners Association, told Decanter.com that alongside tax relief and subsidies, the producers would be requesting help in the form of funding for anti-hail generators and the potential initiation of anti-hail nets.'I hope that we get some commitment for aid because last year there was a lot of nice talk, but not much happened,' he added. Although an estimate for monetary hurts has not yet been released, Hubert reported over 3,000 hectares of vines ruined. 'Pommard really got whacked,' said Beaune-based vintner Alex Gambal. 'It’s very demoralizing, as we had a spectacular start
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