The canary in Bordeaux’s goldmine

Bordeaux’s winemakers are having to change tack in the face of the climate crisis

28th July, 2019
Portuguese grapes will be planted in Bordeaux in an effort to offset the effects of global warming

‘By going up, by planting vineyards at elevation, you can offset predicted increases in annual temperatures.” So said Miguel Torres a decade ago, while explaining his movement into planting elevated vineyards across his native Catalonia.

“The problem for Bordeaux is that it has no mountains. It cannot go up. It will have to adapt in other ways,” he said.

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