Question: How is the 2022 vintage year developing in Europe?
Answer: Your question on Europe covers too many wine regions to cover them all specifically here. Also it is still too early to know definitively what shape most vineyards will be in come harvest time. What we do know presently is that many parts of Europe – especially Bordeaux, Portugal, Spain, England, and Italy – are seeing major continuing heatwaves with some 40+ Celsius temperatures expected to peak this weekend. Lots of forest fires (Euronews reports over 1700 hectares of pine trees already burnt near Bordeaux) with smoke issues being monitored. Conditions are being compared to the historic 2003 (and 2019) hot weather years. Recommend you continue to keep a close eye over the next couple of months on these important developing matters that undoubtedly are going to affect many European vineyards in a major way. Expecting there are going to be some really unique wines produced in Europe from the 2022 vintage!
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