Bordeaux Vineyards Hit Hard by Hailstorms

The Bordeaux wine region in France has again suffered through a significant bout of bad weather.

Reports this morning say that the legendary wine area was hit hard by hailstorms over the weekend. Hundreds of vineyards in southwest France were affected.

Thousands of hectares suffered heavy damage. Some producers reportedly lost their entire harvest.

The storm began around the Pessac-Leognan region before moving through the vineyards of Cotes de Bourg and Cotes de Blaye.

Cognac vineyards were also slammed by the storm.

This setback for Bordeaux comes one year after the region was tormented by late frosts that resulted in one of the lowest-yielding vintages in history, thanks to a 39% drop in production.

What this storm means for 2018 yields remains to be calculated, though it will almost certainly result in another considerable dip in production.

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