Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Chardonnay is always the first to bud here in Champagne, and we’re starting to see it push out now, as you can see from this vine in the Terre de Noël vineyard in Oger. Unfortunately, chardonnay’s precocious growth means that it’s always particularly susceptible to spring frosts. We’ve had some cold weather this week, and in fact there were some light snow flurries a couple of days ago, which has some people feeling a bit nervous. Let’s hope the weather gets warmer soon.