You may or may not have heard, but last weekend there was a crisis in Bordeaux, the region was struck with some immensely forceful Hailstorms. They reportedly hit 3% of the wine growing areas badly, with a further 3% likely to have been affected on a lesser scale, according to the Bordeaux governing body CIVB.
While having disastrous consequences for the 3% (3,400 ha) severely hit – primarily in Bourg and Blaye, and the southern end of the Haut-Médoc – with some vineyards completely wiped out (80% loss or more), In comparison to the devastating impact of storms in 2017, it has had a fairly minimal impact on most areas. They reported that there were hailstorms as big as eggs!
In order to support our Bordeaux growers, we have some back vintages and Bordeaux Alternatives for you on special offer – June only! Use Coupon: (Hail-storm), when checking out.
Those that are on special offer (10% off):