Burgundy celebrates good weather

Burgundy celebrates good weather

After years of inclemency, in 2017 it provides a satisfactory volume

“The 2017 vintage has been good for the Burgundy wine region, both in terms of quality and quantity. After several years in which we suffered different weather conditions, 2017 has provided volumes to satisfy the market, with wines that are already very promising after this elegant harvest,” explain the people in charge of this region.

From the climatic point of view, “after spending the winter accumulating its strength, the vineyards took full advantage of a very warm spring, with an ambush in early April, guaranteeing an advance in the cycle of Growth that remained until the harvest. The plants evolved throughout the cycle without impediments and, in mid-June, they were flourishing before offering the grapes.”

During the summer, maturation continued at a good pace and, at the end of August, the first grapes were harvested. The harvest continued until mid-September. The grapes had exceptional quality and plant health and practically no classification was required.

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Barcelona-Lyon with Renfe-SNCF, in five hours

To travel to Burgundy, one of the best options is by train from Barcelona to Lyon. A journey, which with the Renfe-SNCF line in cooperation, we do in little more than five hours. Once there we can rent a car to visit the area at our own pace or connect with the local rail network. Renfe – SNCF in Cooperation connect 21 international destinations moving the passenger from downtown to the cities of Madrid, Zaragoza, Tarragona, Barcelona, ​​Girona and Figueres in Spain and Perpignan, Narbona, Beziers, Agde, Sète, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Montpellier, Nimes, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Valence, Lyon and Paris in France.

During the whole year, four daily frequencies join the two countries, which increase in six in spring and up to seven in the summer season, when in order to meet the demand, the Barcelona-Paris line is reinforced with four Daily frequencies in each direction. The direct connections connect Barcelona and Paris in 6 hours and 19 minutes, Madrid and Marseille in 7 hours and 40 minutes, Barcelona with Lyon in 5 hours and Barcelona with Toulouse in three.

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