What Happened in the World of Wine this July? New Ciatti Global Market Report Details Latest ActivitiesJuly 11, 2019
An intense heatwave struck Europe in the final days of June, with temperatures of 40°C (104°F) and above in some areas - records tumbled, sometimes by big margins. Leaves and emerging clusters in parts of the Languedoc were charred by the heat and/or blown away by hot, 50kph winds - nicknamed 'the hairdryer effect'. That said, the impact elsewhere - in the rest of France, and the growing regions of Spain and Italy - was limited. La Mancha's main concern is drought risk: rain has not fallen in the region for two months and there is still approximately three months to go until harvest.