Burgundy supply is reducing
Burgundy's regional wine council has reported that ageing vineyards and vine disease are putting Burgundy wines in short supply. Burgundy has a challenging future ahead according to the report. The yields have been reducing since 2000 due to a variety of factors. Vine diseases affect 14% of vineyards with 100,000 hectares of vines across France lost to disease in 2014. The age of the vines is a problem too. The average age of a vineyard in Burgundy is 50 years which causes lower yields. Some wineries, which had a diminished cash flow due to the 2011, 2012 and 2013 vintages, haven't been planting as much area as they would previously so plans are now being put in place to increase potential production.