Frost Slams Sauternes

Every Sauternes grower dreads a late frost and last night the wind dropped at midnight and temperatures fell to -2 to -3 degrees by morning.

It is too early to assess the damage to the final crop properly but the ODG is reporting that some lower lying vineyards in Preignac and Bommes are 100% affected, Fargues around 70% affected and the upper slopes of Sauternes and Bommes less affected at 20-30%. Barsac seem less worried but the ODG is estimating the total damage to Sauternes-Barsac at 50%.

We will report on how some vineyards have been affected as soon as we know more.

Sad news!

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