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Your monthly update on Bourgogne wines

N°215 / May 2018

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - The 2018 vintage in the Bourgogne wine region

The 2018 vintage: The Bourgogne region is in the starting blocks

Although the 2018 vintage got off to a good start across the region, mid-May is still too early to be able to confirm whether it will be an early one. At this stage, the evolution of the vines is closely linked to the temperature. The hotter it is, the faster the vines grow. And similarly, as soon as the mercury dips, the vegetation slows down. The next few weeks will decide the matter one way or another.

The growth cycle got off to a slightly slow start, but summery temperatures that held up until 24 April meant the vines grew quickly, making up for a lag observed during the mid-budburst stage, by which time half the vines’ buds have lost their scaly cases. This means that 2018 is on a par with 2015, a vintage when everything was ahead of schedule, with flowering in mid-June, and harvesting at the end of August.

A slight cooling of the temperature in the final days of April and a return to more seasonal temperatures during the first two weeks of May slightly slowed things down, bringing the pace back to a more normal level.

Bourgogne winegrowers are happy so far: The vines were spared the frost this year, and the nascent flowers seem generous. In the vines, teams are busy tying up the vines and debudding, but there’s still a long way to go until the harvest.

At your service

© BIVB / All rights reserved - Wine & Spirit Education Trust 2018 in Bourgogne
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Training: Bourgogne wines partnering international training centers

Bourgogne wines contribute to WSET training.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - Chablis Prize 2018 with the Japan Sommelier Association
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Japan - The 3rd edition of the Chablis Prize for young sommeliers

And the winner is…
© BIVB / All rights reserved - Free postcards 2018 with Bourgogne Wines
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Free postcard illustrating Bourgogne wines

The Bourgogne wines postcard is now available for free!
© BIVB / All rights reserved - Bourgogne Week Tokyo 2018 Bourgogne Wines
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Japan - A new website for Bourgogne Week Tokyo

From 4-8 June, a week of Bourgogne wine-related activities will run in Tokyo, for the first edition of Bourgogne Week in Japan.
© BIVB / Michel Joly - Chardonnay Day 2018 in Bourgogne
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#ChardonnayDay: Think Bourgogne!

One date to remember: 24 May.
One mission: To taste Bourgogne white wines and share your discoveries!
© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Events for journalists about Bourgogne Wines
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Save the dates!

Don’t miss out on any upcoming events involving Bourgogne wines and their producers.

Appellation in the spotlight

© BIVB / All rights reserved - Chablis appellation
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Chablis: Discover the appellation through a video that is full of poetry

Every year, the Bourgogne Wines Board (BIVB) organizes the When Pure Chablis meets Art competition, inviting young artists to express their vision of the purity of Chablis wines.

Economic updates

© BIVB / All rights reserved - USA market report 2017 Bourgogne wines
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The USA remains the leading market for Bourgogne wines

In 2017, the USA was once again the leading importer of Bourgogne wines in terms of both revenue and volume.

News from the wine region

© All rights reserved - A new board for the CAVB
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A new team at the CAVB

On 3 May, the Confédération des Appellations et Vignerons de Bourgogne (CAVB) appointed a new board for the next four years.
© All rights reserved - Climats Month 4 July 2018 in Bourgogne
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Mois des Climats: The program is finally available!

From 8 June to 8 July, the Mois des Climats (Climats Month) returns with a large number of events to be hosted from Dijon to south of Beaune.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - Saint-Vincent Tournante Vézelay 2019 in Bourgogne
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Saint-Vincent Tournante Vézelay 2019: The glasses are unveiled

A key stage in the preparations for the Saint-Vincent Tournante, the official glass for Vézelay 2019 has been unveiled and made available to purchase in Vézelay and Avallon.

Winemakers and Maisons

© All rights reserved - Purchase of the Domaine Rolet Père et fils in 2018 by the Devillard family
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The Devillard family acquires the Domaine Rolet Père et Fils

The Devillard family and its associates, namely the Flambert and Dupuis families, have signed an agreement to take over the Domaine Rolet Père et Fils.
© All rights reserved - Vignerons de Buxy actions to promote biodiversity
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Les Vignerons de Buxy: A simple action to promote biodiversity

The students from the Lycée de l’Horticulture et du Paysage in Tournus have planted 125 trees to help maintain and improve biodiversity across the vineyards operated by the Vignerons de Buxy cooperative.

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