Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Les 5 du Vin: Loire vignerons happy with cold March
25th March 2013: tight bud somewhere off bud burst
2nd April 2012: Already small leaves forming
My post this week on Les 5 du Vin contrasts the weather this March with that of last year. In 2013 the vines are three to four weeks behind what they were last year. The vignerons are happy about this as there is less risk of being hard hit by a severe Spring frost, which almost inevitably happened last year during the night of the 16th/17th April 2012.
Another short harvest this year would doubtless be crippling for a good number of Loire producers.