Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Floraison


Flowering has begun here in Champagne, as you can see from this photo of chardonnay vines in La Souchienne, one of the best vineyards in Dizy. We’ve had erratic weather so far this year, and it’s been generally cooler and wetter than normal, which has made some growers a bit nervous. This week it’s warm and sunny, which is good news for the vines at this delicately precarious stage in their growing cycle. Let’s hope it stays that way for a while.

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