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Sweden: taking advantage of climate change for wine production

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It is well known that human industrial activity, especially during the last decades, is characterized by intensive use of fossil fuels, is influencing gradually, but dramatically in the planet’s climate, causing global temperatures to grow gradually and generating some changes in the weather of certain parts of the world. Changes that, if we do not start to care for, will affect our lives as we know them today.

It is something we must begin to control before it is too late, but in certain places is enabling activities that, until today, were unthinkable. Just as in the production of English wine, production in Sweden has been benefited from the general rise in temperatures, making their warm seasons a little longer than before, therefore, it facilitates the task of winegrowers and its improving product quality. This can be much appreciated inside and outside its borders.

In the region of Malmö, one of the largest cities in Sweden, we can find vineyards that now enjoy summers longer, up to a month, than half a century ago, as well as Hällåkra, where more than 20,000 vines are grown on an area of approximately 6 hectares of ground. The fact is that in these latitudes the temperature changes have been greater than the global average, and Nordic viticulture is becoming a serious commercial alternative when it was considered, until recently, little more than a hobby for retirees.

Although the Swedish wine is still unknown for the general public, the initiative of small producers is beginning to attract the interest of local gourmet restaurants. They have begun to include them in their wine lists, with special attention to white and sparkling, much more adaptable to, despite everything, special climatic conditions of the area, unsuitable for growing red grapes.

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Vinzel Chasselas 1990

 

 

Sweden, lagging behind England in wine production due to climate change

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It is well known that human industrial activity, mainly carried out during the last decades and characterized by intensive use of fossil fuels, is influencing slowly, but dramatically the planet’s climate, causing global temperatures to grow slowly and generating some changes in the weather of specific parts of the world.

It is something we should begin to control before it is too late, but in some places is enabling activities to an unprecedented level. Is it the case of wine production in Sweden, which is being benefited from the general rise in temperatures, making its warm seasons to get longer and, therefore, facilitating the task of growers and the improve in product quality, increasingly appreciated inside and outside its borders.

In the region of Malmö, one of the largest cities in Sweden, we can find vineyards that now enjoy a summer one month longer than half a century ago, as Hällåkra, where more than 20,000 vines are grown on an area of ??approximately 6 hectares of soil. The fact is that in these latitudes the temperature increase has been greater than the global average, and the Nordic viticulture is becoming a serious commercial alternative when until recently it was considered little more than a hobby for retirees.

Although Swedish wines are still a great unknown among the general public, the initiative of small producers is beginning to attract the interest of local fine dining restaurants, which begin to include them in their wine lists, with special attention to white and sparkling wines, more adaptable to the nevertheless special climatic conditions of the area, unsuitable for growing red grapes.

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Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009:  a sparkling wine with Sussex DO based on 2009 grapes. Uvinum community values Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009 with 4 points on 5.

 

 

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Kenton Bacchus 2013: a white wine with DO Devon with a blend based on the 2013 grapes.