Out of the question for the winemakers in burgundy to sacrifice their crops in 2020. In the newspaper The Echoes, the president of the Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), Louis-Fabrice Latour, is categorical : "Even if the period is complicated, we will not turn our wine into alcohol for 78 euros per hectolitre. "3 000 farms in burgundy over 4 500 will follow this direction. To support the wine industry and deal with the unsold goods, the government has proposed in mid-may, a device for distillation of a crisis to the tune of 140 million euros, of which the proceeds will be used for an industrial use and therefore, manufacture of the hydroalcoholic gel or bio-ethanol, as the note France Blue.
vineyards spared by the disease
If the winemakers of Burgundy have decided to do so, it is mainly for not having to destroy a crop in 2020, which promises to be excellent. The daily Echo said that the spring has been dry and sunny, with the wind, on very favorable terms. The director of the technical centre of the BIVB, Jean-Philippe Gervais, indicates never to have had "a climatology also perfect, since his arrival" in 2007 ". The vines are in good health, " exceptional ", spared of the disease.
The health crisis was a blow to the wines of Burgundy, with the closing of the cafes, hotels and restaurants. The concern is even more bright because of the customs tax from Trump 25 %, to be implemented in October 2019 in retaliation for aid to the aircraft manufacturer Airbus), while the United States is the first international market for this vineyard.