Thursday, 29 September 2016
#2016Loire – the shocking and sad ravages of mildew
In 27 years of covering wines in the Loire these are amongst the most shocking and sad sights that I have seen. On the eve of the vintage nothing here that could be picked. Bunches of Chenin Blanc grapes attacked and destroyed by mildew.
Taken in Montlouis, this is not to say that there are no decent grapes in Montlouis or other appellations but these photos bring me up short.