Thursday, 25 August 2011
Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu: hail storm Monday 22nd August
Eric Chevalier, Domaine de l'Aujardière, Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu
The southern sector of Muscadet Côtes de Grandlieu around the communes of Corcoué-sur-Logne, La Limouzinière and Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu was hit by a hailstorm on Monday night. I understand that Eric Chevalier was unfortunately amongst the producers affected.
As well as Muscadet this sector also produces vin de pays. The damage wrought by the hail has brought the harvest for the white grapes forward by about a week with picking starting this week. Unfortunately as the red grapes are not yet ripe, it is not possible to pick them now. Instead just hope that the damaged grapes do not turn rotten.
More details here.
Eric Chevalier during the 2010 vintage