Bordeaux 2018: ‘aggressive’ mildew but volumes normal

19th October, 2018 by Rupert Millar

The 2018 vintage in Bordeaux suffered a little from localised hail and some “aggressive” mildew outbreaks but volumes are much better than last year.

After the terrible frosts last year which ripped through the region, volumes this year are projected to be back in line with the 10 year average.

This is despite some hail between May and July which hit around 10,000 hectares and powdery mildew which was a problem for many growers throughout the south of France this year.

Although the north of France basked in excellent weather and had a relatively easy vintage, in Bordeaux things were not always so simple.

March was extremely wet with 113mm of rain. May had next to no rain at all but two extremely heavy hailstorms on the 21….

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