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Bourgognes International

The exclusive letter for wine distributors

N°63 / March 2018

© BIVB / www.armellephotographe.com - Harvest in Bourgogne

The 2017 harvest: Back to normal in the Bourgogne winegrowing region


This good news confirms our first impressions. After an initial evaluation of the data by appellation by the Confédération des Appellations et des Vignerons de Bourgogne (CAVB), the volume harvested in 2017 was around 1.5 million hectoliters* (excluding VCIs; and including Crémant de Bourgogne reserves). The figure is up 23% on 2016 and also up 10% on the five-year average, and 5% on the 10-year figure.

Red wines have partially caught up the lag that has accumulated over the past few years, with 474,000 hectoliters harvested, 41% more than in 2016. White wines were up 20.5% with 880,000 hectoliters. Only the Crémant de Bourgogne appellation experienced a negative result, down 4% on the previous year.

In terms of appellation families, the red Village AOCs from the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits and Régionale Bourgogne appellations in particular demonstrated a big jump in terms of harvest volumes compared to the five-year average.

Land under vine continued to grow steadily, with 29,931 hectares producing grapes, up 1.17% in 2017 compared to 2016. Yields were 55.46 hectoliters per hectare on average, reclaiming the 14 hectoliters per hectare lost at the 2016 harvest, with some big disparities once again, depending on the sector.

* These harvest figures do not take into account the 50,000 hectoliters of VCI that can be sold as part of this vintage.

Economy

© BIVB / Michel Joly - Tasting in Hong Kong
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Hong Kong: A market open to all Bourgogne appellations

Bourgogne wines showing good results over the first 11 months of 2017, with a new record for revenue.

Experience Bourgogne wines

© BIVB / Michel Joly - Grands Jours de Bourgogne 2018
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Grands Jours de Bourgogne 2018: The initial figures speak for themselves

The 14th edition of the Grands Jours de Bourgogne took place from 12 to 16 March.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - The Chablis Wine Competition
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24 medal winners at the Chablis Wine Competition

At the 32nd edition of the Chablis Wine Competition in January, 24 wines won medals, across the four appellations of Petit Chablis, Chablis, Chablis Premier Cru, and Chablis Grand Cru.
© BIVB / All rights reserved - Bourgogne Week in Tokyo
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Bourgogne Week in Tokyo: An event dedicated to the promotion of Bourgogne wines – save the date and register!

The dates for the upcoming Bourgogne Week in Tokyo have just been announced: 4 June to 8 June 2018.

Diary of our events

© BIVB / Aurélien Ibanez - Bourgogne wine tasting
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Some dates for your diary

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

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