Co-operative winery federation recommends stable pricing in Languedoc-Roussillon

Monday November 28 2016 by Vitisphere

Wise recommendations” is what the chairman of the Languedoc-Roussillon co-operative winery federation, Boris Calmette, aimed to deliver on October 21 in Béziers during the organisation’s customary post-harvest assembly. After being hit by severe weather conditions this year, Languedoc-Roussillon will produce its smallest crop since phylloxera - Coop de France estimates it to be in the range of 11.2 to 11.3 million hectolitres. Drought affected the four departments but with increased intensity from East to West. The Gard area came off the least affected with a crop of 3.4 mhl, Hérault fell to 4.4 mhl, Aude 2.9 mhl and the Pyrénées-Orientales 550,000 hl.

Taking inventories on July 31 into account, we will start the financial year with availabilities similar to last year, of around 19 million hectolitres, which is an all-time low”, commented Boris Calmette. Consistent with the organisation’s market analysis, it is therefore recommending that prices remain stable compared with last year: for Pays d’Oc PGI, €120/hl for Chardonnay, €95-100 for Sauvignon, €115 for Viognier, €92-93 for Merlot and Syrah, €95 for Cabernet-Sauvignon and €90 for rosé; €78/hl for departmental PGI; for non-varietal wines without a GI, €75 for reds, €78 for rosé and €88 for whites. Stable pricing is also sought for appellation wines.

 

[ Source: Vitisphere. Photo: Coop de France ]

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