Vintage Watch XIV

Temperatures are dropping as the harvest season enters its closing weeks


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Vintage Watch XIV We're past the midway point on the northern hemisphere's 2013 harvest season and while many regions are almost done, some have barely begun. In Italy and France many vintners are still waiting for their fruit to achieve the levels of maturity that they look for in order to produce their finest wines. It is certainly possible that, should weather conditions cooperate, some places like Piedmont might still pull out a spectacular vintage, but with each passing week the odds do become slimmer.

Our thoughts are with all of those who have worked for a year only to get to this point. Many producers in France already know that 2013 will not produce their finest wines, for those who still are hoping, let's take a look at the weather for the week to come.

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