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Cold snap: winegrowers struggle with frost

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Sunday April 3, Prime Minister Jean castex promised aid for farmers affected by the cold snap. In Burgundy, winegrowers were affected by frost on the night of Monday April 4.

In the heart of a Puligny-Montrachet vineyard (Golden Coast)on the night of Monday April 4, the vision was striking: as far as the eye could see, thousands of candles were burning in the freezing night. For winegrowers, the race against time and the cold began around 1 a.m. Temperatures fell below zero degrees. They reached -5 degrees on some plots. The concern was present becauselast year, these winegrowers had already lost half of their crops due to frost.

The winegrowers bought 25,000 euros worth of candles to protect their 4 hectares of farms. Frost control measures are very expensive. Some winegrowers, for example, have invested in huge fans, which allow the hot air brought in by candles and fires to be stirred. Winegrowers will be able to measure the consequences on their harvests in the days to come.


Cold snap: winegrowers struggle with frost

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