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These Swedish winegrowers who bet on climate change


While Swedish wine is not yet on all tables, its best bottles, especially white and sparkling wines, are appreciated by amateurs.

There was a time in the early 1990s when unconscious pioneers planted vines on the southern coast of Sweden.

Percy Manson, from the Sanana estate, was one of them:

“I had to test dozens of different grape varieties, and to make my wine, I only had a manual and advice from Danish colleagues

,” says he…

I had to wait ten years before selling my first bottle. ”

But their bet was won thanks to the introduction of new hybrid grape varieties from Germany which ripen very quickly… and to climate change.

"It is true that it can freeze until May, but in twenty years we have gained a summer month"

, notes Hakan Hansson, initiator of the Hällakra estate after a first life in finance.

»READ ALSO - Fight against global warming: what is progressing, what remains to be improved

Today, there are 125 hectares of vines in Sweden, and around sixty professional winegrowers who will start their harvest at the end of September.


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Source: lefigaro

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