The BNIC has announced on August 30th 2010 the  status on the cognac grapes! To put it with the words of one of our readers: “Grow, Henny, Grow.”

It’s hot, hot, hot in Charente: last thursday there was a heat wave at 36°C  at certain sites – and no real rain, even when it rained a bit on the 26th and the 27th of August. But that was basically nothing. Some vineyards suffer from the heat wave but most of them are doing just fine.

Vineyard Grapes Ugni Blanc

The average weight of one grape is 282 grams, the acidity lies at 15.5g/l H2SO4, the pH value at 2.6.

Harvest end of September

The harvest will probably happen end of September, or first week of October. Basically the grapes are in good condition – the volume will be around 120 and 130 hectolitre per hectare.

Source: Bureau National (BNIC)

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