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Bourgognes International

The exclusive letter for wine distributors

N°39 / April 2014

BIVB / MUZARD J.P / The 2014 vintage: early budbreak in the Bourgogne region

The 2014 vintage: early budbreak in the Bourgogne region

 
The fine weather and warm temperatures that we have enjoyed since the start of March have stimulated the development of the vines. The monitoring carried out by the Bourgogne Chambers of Agriculture shows that budbreak in 2014 was one of the earliest for the past decade. The buds on the vines of the Bourgogne winegrowing region opened up around 10 days earlier than average, recalling the 2010 vintage.

In the Chablisien and the Grand Auxerrois, generally, budbreak was 10 days earlier than the 10-year average and 18 days earlier than in 2013.  This timing is similar to that seen in 2007 and 2011.
In the Côte de Beaune, the vines are on average 23 days ahead of 2013. This is almost the same to what was experienced in 2011, similar to 2007 and 2012, and four days ahead of 2014.
In the Côte Chalonnaise and in the Mâconnais, the vines are an average of 18 days ahead of 2013, and 11 days in front of the 10-year average. The period for budbreak is similar to those experienced in 2011 and in 2012.

It is still too early to say if this advance will continue until the harvest. The development of the vines is closely linked to the weather we will experience over the coming months.

Watch this space...

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