Beaujolais drastically cuts yields

on 17/09/10 at 2:22 am

Wine

Beaujolais has radically reduced its annual yield for the 2010 vintage as harvesting gets underway in the region.

The decision was taken back in July to set the yield between 32 and 25 hectolitres/hectare in Beaujolais.

This is a severe drop considering the average authorised yield in the region approaches 52hl/ha. Economic reasons were given for this decision, namely that last year the en primeur offering of 360,000hl saw takers for only 275,000hl.

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