It’s that time again – the time of nervous vignerons, the time of the spring frost.
On the night between April 4th and April 5th the frost hit parts of Burgundy.
While there is no reports on widespread damage I have sadly already seen photos of some local damage in Saint Aubin. How serious – hard to say at the moment – but sadly I think some of the advanced vines could be damaged.
As in the previous years the vines are already very far in their development and the buds are in some places very advanced for the time of the year.
So the vignerons are very careful and take different measures to prevent the damage – including burning straws and lighting other kinds of fire in the vineyards – like we have seen it in previous years.
Best of luck to the vignerons fighting the frost.
The perspectives ..
To be honest one should not neglect the chance and obligation to mention the consequences of global warming, and the effects on Burgundy.
The global warming is destroying the Burgundy we love so much, as the warm climate will cause more frost damage due to early development of the buds.
It’s almost each year we see warnings of frost, and at least local damage from the frost – although luckily not as widespread as the awful 2016 frost.