France’s wine production estimated at 32 million hl

Monday April 26 2021 by Vitisphere

If current estimates are confirmed, the 2021 harvest would be lower than that of 2017, which totalled just 38 million hl.If current estimates are confirmed, the 2021 harvest would be lower than that of 2017, which totalled just 38 million hl. - Photo credit : DR

Ygor Gibelind, wine industry delegate at FranceAgriMer, tentatively put forward the figure of 32 million hectolitres of wine for this year’s harvest. “This is the potential crop according to an industry estimate”, he said on 22 April during the organisation’s press conference following the previous day's wine council meeting. “The losses are estimated at between 1.5 and 2 billion euros and around 15 million hl”. If the figure is confirmed, the 2021 harvest would therefore be lower than that of 2017, which totalled just 38 million hl.

 

Burgundy badly affected

The Burgundy-Beaujolais-Jura region is expecting 50% crop losses, Languedoc 40% and Provence and Aquitaine 30%. Less affected, Alsace, Champagne and Cognac are expecting to incur losses of just 10%. No forecast was announced for the Loire Valley at the meeting.

 

 

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