Beaujolais yields as low as 2003

13th September, 2012 by Rupert Millar

Around 50,000 pickers have descended on Beaujolais for the harvest, with yields down to 2003 levels, although quality is expected to be high.

Inter Beaujolais issued a statement saying: “although the 2012 harvest is expected to be low, the berries have been small and concentrated so the grape quality should be high”.

As with most French regions this year, the weather has been inconsistent.

A cold January and February gave way to a warmer than normal March which prompted an early budbreak.

April saw a return to cold and rainy weather which delayed flowering until around 5 June.

Véraison took place a month later on 5 August and proceeded rapidly thanks to a return in the warm weather that swept through France throughout that month.

The warm weather persisted into early September and has kept the vines and crop in a good condition.

Beaujolais’ proximity to the Rhône, which is expecting a good year as well, has spared it the worst of the weather and disease which have struck its more northerly cousin Burgundy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Commercial/Sales Manager

Crush Wines Ltd
Bremhill/Home office, GB

Wine Buyer

Adnams
Southwold, UK

Sales Manager - Scotland

Eurowines Ltd
Scotland

Sales Manager - North-West England

Eurowines Ltd
North-West England, UK

Sales Manager - London

Eurowines Ltd
London, UK

Key Account Manager - Grocery

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Key Accounts Manager - Impulse

Australian Vintage Limited
London (Croydon), UK

Business Development Manager

Regency Wines Ltd
North Devon & Somerset, UK

Sales Manager - North East England

Eurowines Ltd
Within 15-20 mile radius of York, UK

National Account Manager

Ehrmanns Wines
London, UK

London Account Manager

The Drinks Club
London, UK

London Sales Executive

Gourvid Limited
London and Greater London, GB

Logistics Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
Park Royal, London, UK

Head of Sales - Hush Heath Estate

Hush Heath Estate
Kent/ London, UK

London Sales Executive

VDS UK Ltd
London, UK

The Global Merlot Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

db Awards 2017

Deadline : 28th April 2017

The Global Organic Masters 2017

Deadline : 2nd May 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 12th May 2017

Click to view more

Global Chardonnay Masters 2016

Now in its fourth year, the competition will identify the best Chardonnay from all around the world in every price range.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

The Global Malbec Masters 2016

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2016.

Click to view more