Thursday, November 18, 2010

Argentina's Vineyard frost

Argentina’s vineyards have been hit by a major frost attack in various regions and sub regions. Overall, losses are expected to range between 25% and 30%. Not exactly global warming. An interesting sidelight is that grape prices are not expected to rise, because of the record levels of last year’s grape prices, especially for premium grapes. The press release quoted various winemakers, one with the following gem: ‘I think there will not be a setback to the sprouts, they will recover but we will have to wait to see if there any damages to the fruit. I do believe it’s highly unlikable because they were in a pre-blooming state’.

2 comments:

winesleuth said...

I'm here at the moment and the prognosis is not good judging by what the growers have told me. The smaller, boutique wineries in the Uco Valley are the worst hit by the frost, Lujan de Cuyo,not so bad but still affected, one winemaker I spoke to said 2011 will be a challenging year, we'll see...

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