Last week I noted many vineyards still with frost candles waiting to be collected – it seems it wasn’t a case of the owners being lazy, rather they were waiting for more cold weather.
Overnight 02-03 May – so yesterday morning – the temperatures dipped again. In certain sectors of the Hautes-Côtes such as Chevannes and Villars, or villages lower down such as Marsannay, Gevrey, Vosne & Premeaux – even Meursault and Chassagne too – the temperatures, once more, sunk below zero. The thermometers registering between –2° and –3°C in some places. Some vigneron(ne)s have posted pictures on Instagram today of sad looking leaves.
It’s still too early to say what the effect of this year’s frosts will be, but this clearly hasn’t helped.
There is one response to “more frost in 2021…”
Oh dear… The growers on both Côtes I’ve been in contact with, were already characterizing the previous frost as worse than 2016 in terms of yields. After this, I am afraid to ask again…