2017 Grape Harvest in Provence and Southern Rhône + Fall Menus
Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull:
Harvest was early and small but there are Great Expectations.
If you live in the South of France, you would have to be living a cave not to know that the 2017 harvest was historically early and small. I was in Provence during harvest time – la vendange, in French – and heard directly from winemakers about their concerns for the future but also about their optimism that Mother Nature who, despite dealing drought conditions in some areas and severe frost in others, operates in cycles.
…Continue reading here to find out about this early harvest. Or is it an early harvest. In 2017, wineries in Provence the year was a challenging out for some who suffered from a late spring frost, extremely dry conditions from April through the summer months. The yields are down, but there is optimism for a good vintage none-the-less.
Harvest Menu Ideas for Fall
Via:: Provence WineZine