France's wine production in 2023 will be at 46 million hectolitres, on par with 2022 production and 3% higher than the 2018-2022 average, according to an October 1 estimate by the French government agency. It's a level. As the harvest draws to a close, conditions in the various vineyards become contrasting. Disease and heatwaves have reduced production in Bordeaux and the south-west, while drought has reduced production in the Languedoc and Roussillon regions. Although some vineyards in Burgundy experienced localized hail and disease outbreaks, the damage was minimal and the yields were very high and did not prevent a bumper harvest. Pinot Noir is more diverse than Chardonnay in its maturity and quality, and is generally beautiful and healthy.
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