The massive heat wave in Europe is pretty alarming. Chiefly, because there have been a huge spike in heat related casualties; but as it pertains to this forum I am pretty curious about the vines there.Rioja and Rivera Del Duero for example are already seeing days over 40c (104f) and looks like more to come. Anyone in the area that can comment on the grapes/vineyards?
I did a quick and dirty weather analysis for Bordeaux and Rioja for 2003 and 2019. The color shading represents departure from normal, red=warmer than normal, blue=cooler than normal, green=wetter, tan=drier
Rioja looks pretty similar. The biggest difference for Bordeaux looks to be low temperature are actually below normal, at least through mid-June.
Ugh, here we go again. Forecast high temps across France pushing into the lower 40s C and mid 100s F
105 yesterday, 109 today in CHABLIS
109 in Chablis? has that ever happened before?