Climate Change In Burgundy: Slowing The Impact of the wine region

Climate Change In Burgundy: Slowing The Impact of the wine region
Climate change has been wreaking havoc on many industries, from agriculture to tourism. One industry in particular that is suffering is the Burgundy wine industry. With a changing climate, the grapes are ripening too quickly and developing off tastes as a consequence of over-ripeness.

Burgundy is one of the most famous regions for producing wine in the world. For over 2000 years, this region has been creating wines that are unique and highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs. More recently, Burgundy has come to be known as a high-end wine producer, as quality has become a focus of the region. However, Burgundy's reign as an elite wine producer may be coming to an end due to climate change causing the grapes to ripen too quickly and developing off tastes.

The economic impact of climate change on Burgundy is estimated to be between €260 million and €730 million annually by the end of the 21st century, according to a report by CIRED. This significant economic loss can be attributed to lower quality wine, which causes bottles to be rejected and returned to the producer. In addition, consumers have reported that some wines have a metallic taste when consumed due to partial oxidation. The economic impacts of off-taste wine are likely larger as many consumers would not report their experiences.

The combined economic and social impact of climate change on the Burgundy wine industry is significant. The Burgundy region has been a major source of high-quality wines since the Roman Empire. However, the economic impact of climate change on Burgundy could change this status quo by lowering the quality of wine produced in this region.

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