A violent summer hailstorm has caused “catastrophic” damage to vineyards in Burgundy, with up to 70% of the harvest destroyed at a number of estates.
The Hospices de Beaune auction enjoyed record sales of €5,909,276 this weekend, with Asian buyers accounting for 12% of value sales.
Burgundy winegrowers have said this year’s weather has helped to produce a “rare but precious vintage”.
The Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) has cancelled its generic UK trade tasting for 2012.
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