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Bourgognes International

The exclusive letter for wine distributors

N°40 / May 2014

© BIVB / DR / Building a dry-stone wall means preserving an entire ecosystem

The Hill of Corton - A Bourgogne site at the heart of sustainable development

For several years, the Bourgogne winegrowing region has been committed to a range of European sustainable development projects, such as the Life+ BioDiVine program for the management of the biodiversity of winegrowing landscapes. The Paysage de Corton is involved in this project along with the sectors of Irancy and Pouilly-Fuissé.

The Paysage de Corton association was created in 2011 to bring together the winegrowers in the area, and there were 67 members in 2013. It also includes other local players such as town halls, and various organizations for the defense and management of AOCs, to promote practices that respect the environment and which will encourage progress towards a more reliable and responsible approach.

In parallel, the Paysage de Corton is ensuring the development of its esthetic, cultural and historical heritage in order to encourage wine tourism in the area.

This project involves a wide range of different actions including planting hedges (320m over two years) and trees (114), the reintroduction of beehives (to produce approximately 300kg of Corton honey per year), and the restoration of dry stone walling in the area.

In order that local residents can learn best practices, training courses and leaflets are regularly made available, covering subjects including dry stone wall restoration, encouraging everyday biodiversity, and improving rainwater absorption to limit erosion.
 

Trade news

© BIVB / DR / A lively Petit Chablis with a fascinating history
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A Petit Chablis produced from a “Franc de Pied” vine

“Franc de Pied” refers to those vines that are not grafted onto American rootstock, which were almost completely wiped out during the phylloxera epidemic in the late 19th century. However, the Chablis brand L&C Poitout is now launching a Petit Chablis cuvée called L’Inextinct, which tells another story altogether!
 

Economy

© BIVB / NARBEBURU S. / Low yields but high-quality vintages in Bourgogne
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France and exports: low stocks of Bourgogne wines leading to non-speculative price increases

After three successive low-yielding harvests, stocks of Bourgogne wines are now low. And this lack of supply can be seen in both advance trade deals and retail sales in France and abroad.
 
© BIVB / DR / London remains a key market for Bourgogne wines
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A changing place for Bourgogne wines in the UK

For many years the main importer for Bourgogne wines in terms of volume, the UK slipped into second place behind the USA in 2011, where it has remained ever since. The market may be struggling to grow again but a demand for higher-priced wines seems to be emerging on premium circuits.
 

At your service

© BIVB / DR / More and more Asian wine lovers enjoy the diversity of Bourgogne wines
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Second quarter 2014: the Bourgogne region heads for Asia

Bourgogne wines have a tradition of strong exports, and their presence on Asian markets has been growing over recent years. From May to July, several events will be hosted in Japan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.
 
© BIVB / IBANEZ A. / A well-ordered cellar makes tasting easier
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The Online Cellar: a free service on the http://www.bourgogne-wines.fr website

NEW: The Online Cellar is now available in English!
Create your own online cellar and enjoy this simple, individual tool. Whether you’re a newcomer, a life-long wine lover or a confirmed collector, this service is for anyone interested in wine in general and Bourgogne wines in particular.
 

Diary of our events

© BIVB / IBANEZ A. / Bourgogne wines events
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