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Thunderstorm and grapes closure

July, 31st

The sky has not been kind to us those recent days, even if we do not have the most to be pitied. In three days (and only a few minutes for each showers), severe thunderstorms and nearly 80mm of rain fell. Mixed with rain and hail. Fortunately, only a few grains of bunches per vine were affected.

Pinot Noir Courcelles-Sapicourt

And here is what hail can do (vine Pévy):

Vine Stock chopped up by hailstones

On twigs and leaves

And berries are all affected. The damage is significant.

Despite this unstable weather, the vine growth cycle continues and reaches the stage of grape closure.

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