Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Clim. Past, 15, 1485–1501, 2019
Clim. Past, 15, 1485–1501, 2019

Research article 29 Aug 2019

Research article | 29 Aug 2019

The longest homogeneous series of grape harvest dates, Beaune 1354–2018, and its significance for the understanding of past and present climate

Thomas Labbé et al.


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Short summary
In this paper we present the longest grape harvest date (GHD) record reconstructed to date, i.e. Beaune (France, Burgundy) 1354–2018. Drawing on unedited archive material, the series is validated using the long Paris temperature series that goes back to 1658 and was used to assess April-to-July temperatures from 1354 to 2018. The distribution of extremely early GHD is uneven over the 664-year-long period of the series and mirrors the rapid global warming from 1988 to 2018.