A frost report from Burgundy

Puligny vine frosted

Greater Burgundy has been particularly badly hit by the early April frosts. But then it seems as though last week's frosts have been devastating for growers of vines and fruit trees in all French wine regions with the exception of Alsace.

Damaging frosts have come early this year in Burgundy. Cécile Mathiaud of the generic BIVB press office confirmed last Thursday afternoon that the entire region had been hit, with varying degrees of seriousness, from Chablis all the way south to the Mâconnais. The headlines will no doubt be about the Côte d’Or and the holy trinity of white-wine vineyards...