Doubts have emerged over yesterday’s news that famed Saumur estate, Clos Rougeard, has been sold to the owner of Château Montrose.
Martin Bouygues, the owner of Château Montrose in Bordeaux, has acquired the Loire property Clos Rougeard according to reports.
Cool-climate wines from Northern France have seen strong export growth in the last year, despite a smaller than average harvest.
The appellations of Centre Loire are still counting the cost of the ravages of the weather in 2016 but are confident in the quality of the wines.
We rundown some of the most famous – and occasionally not so famous – battles that have taken place in vineyards.
A perfect storm of hail, mildew and spring frosts have ravaged vineyards in France resulting in one of the smallest harvests in the country for the last 30 years.
Late spring frosts which hit the Loire Valley in April have cost the region up to 30% of its harvest, according to an official report published by InterLoire.
A French design studio is installing a set of giant ‘udders’ which willl serve wine to visitors at an art installation in a Saumur vineyard in the Loire.
The serious frosts that hit Burgundy last week gravely damaged almost half of the viticultural area, according to reports.
A cold snap has seen severe frosts hit the entire length of Burgundy’s vineyards as well as other French regions – although the full extent of the damage is so far unknown.
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