French winemakers have lit candles and burned bales of hay to try to protect their vineyards from sharp spring frosts, with the forecast of more cold nights this week raising fears of serious damage and lost production.
- in 2017 French wine output was the lowest in history due to frosty cold snaps
- French winemakers are currently doing all they can to save this years vintage
- They are using heaters and lighting bales of hay to try and keep the vines from freezing
Temperatures plunged as low as -5 degrees Celsius overnight in wine regions including Chablis, in Burgundy, and Bordeaux, which could hurt shoots already well-developed because of earlier mild weather.
Outside Chablis, known around the world for its fruity, acidic white…