petit and cold – chablis day 4 (updated!)

Update 29.4.2014(17.4.2014)billn


Well, that’s blown out the cobwebs!

A quote from the manager of an important estate this morning:

Last night, -2°C down to nearly -3°C in some places. Frightening !

Another grower, this afternoon, showed me the ‘burned’ dead shoots he’d removed from some vines in Les Clos, but said

It’s inconsequential, there’s so little of this – but only because it’s so dry here. It may rain tomorrow though, and then we may have to worry.

Tonight, depsite the forecast of rain, it seems we’ve turned a corner in the season – the wind is still there, but today it was cooling rather than chilling – the first cicadas are singing tonight too, and I also saw the first swallow-tail butterfly of the year too!

A small collection of images from today:

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