Early harvest - The Point

2020 is shaping up as a record with a harvest that is expected to begin in August, and not only on one or two areas, or appellations, for the beautiful goals of

Early harvest - The Point

2020 is shaping up as a record with a harvest that is expected to begin in August, and not only on one or two areas, or appellations, for the beautiful goals of the cameras of the JT 13 hours of TF1. The harvest of August are a rarity, with the exception of a few known cases, such as the muscats of the side of Rivesaltes. In the past year, this is the village of Cabestany, near Perpignan, which began on August 6, because a heat wave. Even in the Champagne region, in the middle chicane on yields (houses wishing to reduce them to sell their stocks, which is not to the taste of the wine), have advanced to 15 August the appointment to fix the date of the beginning of harvest. In the past year, the same meeting was held the 31. Even as the last "pow-wow" between the great chiefs of the different tribes to agree on the return will take place only in the..., August 18. It of urge. And everywhere one goes crazy. The companies specializing in the recruitment of pickers beat the recall and, in large farms, the heads of culture throw their bathing suits still wet in the bags and go dare-dare to the fold. The time of the kings and of the aristocracy, it could not begin the harvest with the green light (if one may say so) the lord of the place. It is he who fixed the date, and these have been carefully noted wherever there was the vine.

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historians have thus been able to compile and compare the early and late on nearly five centuries (from 1484 to 1977) in France in its north-eastern quarter and in Switzerland. It was less the quality of the vintage is of interest that variations in climate as indicated in these figures. The historian of the wine Marcel Lachiver, from these data, was able to establish that, on the " 494 years, only 38 have known of the grape harvest in early September, the average of the five centuries since the 25 September ". The year that has really the record is one of the oldest : 1586, with a ban of the harvest on the 1st of September. Don't forget that these statements refer to the north-east and, therefore, include the Burgundy, the paris region, part of what is now called the Hauts-de-France, areas rather cold, and not the Languedoc or Roussillon. "The vine growers of the south are moving these dates two or three weeks and they will have an idea of what was the summer of 1556 in their region," adds Lachiver. That same year, we began the harvest in the Berry during the month of may, which is still not produced in 2020. The Sixteenth century was also a global warming with 12 extremely hot summers, compared to, for example, 3 in the Eighteenth century. But, at the time, the human activity was not there for much...

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This summer, dare to pink champagne
Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 12:33

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