Chilean Chardonnay and Merlot frosted
8 Oct 2013 by Maximiliano Morales
The extent of vine damage caused by the worst spring frosts Chile has seen for a decade has now been assessed by the National Association of Agricultural Engineers and Winemakers of Chile. Agricultural engineer and founder of AndesWines.com, the first bilingual South American wine site, Maximilian Morales, reports. Chile suffered frosts between 17 and 26 September that were more dramatic, extensive and severe than any in the last decade. They are likely to increase grape prices considerably because of the expected reduction in volumes. Owing to a polar event, there were sub-zero temperatures from Copiapó to Traiguén - in the...

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