In France happens a record decline in the production of wine

Во Франции произойдет рекордное сокращение производства вина

The volume of wine production will fall to 38 million HL in 2017

Crop of 2017 will be 17% lower than last year.

Wine production in France will decrease to a record low because of spring frosts and rains. About it writes RIA Novosti with reference to data of the statistical office of the Ministry of agriculture of the country Agreste.

“Harvest of 2017 will be 17% lower than in 2016, and 16% lower than the average in the last five years”, – said in a communique Agreste.

It is expected that the volume of production will be reduced from 45 million hectolitres in 2016 to 38 million hectolitres in the current.

According to the agriculture Ministry, is “a record low” – lower than in 1991, when the wine production is also greatly affected due to cold weather.

Due to cold weather is most seriously affected Bordeaux, Charentes, Alsace and the Jura, because of the hail crop losses are expected in Burgundy, the Languedoc, in the South-East and South-West of the country.

As reported Корреспондент.neton June 13 in France, the unknown poured 200 thousand liters of wine from the barrels. The incident occurred in the Department of Hérault in the South of the country.