Question: How is the 2023 Champagne harvest going?
Answer: More or less over. Started early on the first days of September weekend in the southerly Aube region followed in the first week by the traditional Vendange. Reports show some of the heaviest grape bunches ever produced though initial yields were set at only 11,400 kilos/hectare but are coming in higher. INAO has increased the maximum reserves volume allowed from 8,000 kg/ha to 10,000. Therefore we are assured of a very large Champagne crop quantity in 2023. Overall the quality is yet to be determined. Good detailed link here on wine-searcher of September 11 by Caroline Henry.
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