In the vineyards
Following a mild winter with high rainfall, the high temperatures of these last days encouraged the growth of the vine which is now reaching the stage "green tip" in the earliest chardonnay areas.
This very pleasant weather is not always ideal for the vine, which is precocious and consequently sensitive to climatic events, especially to frost until mid-May. But we remain confident as the weather forecast looks promising.
Philippe J. DROUHIN