French winemakers struggle to protect crops from frost wave

Winemakers work to salvage their crops in Chablis, Burgundy, France, 14 April 2021.

Temperatures have dropped below zero degrees Celcius for eight days in a row. A frost wave has devastated prospective crops on vineyards across the country, prompting Minister of Agriculture and Food, Julien Denormandie to announce “the greatest agronomic disaster of the beginning of the 21st century”.

A visual story by EFE/EPA photographer CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

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