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Bordeaux winemakers cheer quality of 2017 harvest

While the year's frosts reduce the quantity of grapes available for winemaking, they do not necessarily affect the quality of those that escape damage

French winemakers will produce the smallest vintage in 60 years, with the spring frost in Bordeaux and elsewhere combining with summer storms causing rot in Champagne and drought shrivelling grape bunches further south.


BORDEAUX winemakers harvested healthy, ripe grapes this year even after the worst frosts in a quarter-century hit vineyards in April and significantly reduced the amount available for bottling, according to vintners interviewed this month.

Chateau Angelus, a Saint Emilion...

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