Tag: frost

Notes from the vineyard: flowering

This month Nyetimber Winemaker Brad Greatrix discusses the flowering process, considering the future of the vineyard’s early buds – and potential threats For those that have been following this series, you’ll recall I mentioned that two critical periods during the growing season are budburst and flowering. Towards the end of June is when the flowering […]

Fighting frost

With the worst spring frosts for 30 years causing havoc across Europe, Will Lyons and Barbara Drew look at what is next for the 2017 vintage and its anxious winemakers For the vigneron, with an eye for detail, the weather is the only external influence which cannot be controlled. The arrival of spring marks an […]

Burgundy struck by frost and hail

Our Burgundy Director Jasper Morris MW reports from the region as the vignerons of the Côte d’Or are once more the subject of nature’s whimsy, with their vineyards battered by frost and hail. The recent weather pattern has been for cool sunny days and starry cloudless nights, both infused by a cool north wind: too […]