Sunday, 17 October 2021

Frost Damage in the Loire Valley Vineyards

We hope that when you visit the Loire Valley you will support local small scale wine estates. These are usually family run, and you will probably never have heard of them. But they are making great small batch artisanal wines that reflect the long traditions of working with chenin blanc, sauvignon blanc, cot (malbec), gamay and cabernet franc in the Loire Valley. This year it is more important than ever to support the small producers because all of them in this area have been affected by the cold snap that frosted the vines in mid-April. The loss of this year's vintage, or part of it, is a severe blow.

Frost damaged vine, Chinon, Indre et Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Frost damaged vine, Chinon. The leaf buds on the left are dead so there will be no fruit producing growth from them.

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