The vineyards at the end of July
No hail storm, hardly any disease.. .at last an easy year.
The vines are healthy; without being very low, the crop will not be of great quantity.
The failure of bloom is less noticeable but it is known that clusters which don't close when they have reached the stage called "bunch closure" do not produce a great yield.
Alternating periods of rain and heat generated a rather important mineralization, the leaves are dark green ... even too dark. Harvesting might start around 18th September.
Philippe J. DROUHIN