Thursday, 27 April 2017
April 2017 – frost in the Loire: Vincent Caillé (Muscadet) sums it up
For the second successive year the Loire has been hit by a series of late April frosts. It is still too early to be precise about the scale of the damage. Unfortunately producers may face another potential frost early tomorrow morning, although Méteo France suggests otherwise.
There will be time in a later post to report more fully on the effects of these frosts. For the moment Vincent Caillé's Facebook post sums it up perfectly!
My thoughts are with producers in the Loire, Bordeaux, part of Germany – indeed anywhere threatened by the frosts.
Vincent Caillé during the 2013 vintage
Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Vincent with Christelle Guibert pruning
in Terre d'Gneiss: February 2017