The devastating hailstorms which hit Entre Deux Mers and other Bordeaux regions this summer may prove a breaking point for the many producers who are struggling to stay in business.
Grapes destined for dry white wine were most affected by last week’s storm in Bordeaux, which will have a knock-on-effect of the pricing of the 2013 vintage.
The damage to vineyards in Bordeaux from a 10-minute hailstorm last Friday is now thought to be in the region of 20,000 hectares.
A second hail storm has cut a swath through Bordeaux, destroying virtually the entire crop of around 100 producers.
A château in Entre-Deux-Mers has been acquired by a Shanghai steel industrialist.
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