French winegrowers pin harvest hopes on June bloom

Wine-makers in several regions, notably that of Bordeaux, are nervously anticipating the crucial June flowering phase, hoping that pollination will occur, after the most damaging frost in more than 25 years ravaged swathes of vinyards in April.

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French winegrowers are desperately hoping for a June bloom to save their harvest after a late freeze in April destroyed up to 90 per cent of some Bordeaux vines, reports The Telegraph.