CRAMANT, 12th of April 2017

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Dynamic awakening of the Champagne vineyards.

After the winter period of January and his freezing cold, Champagne warms up during the month of February with temperatures higher by 2 to 3 ° C against normal month.
These climatic conditions cause an early beginning of campaign and in the past few weeks, the coolness of the morning gives way to summer temperatures allowing a marked development of vegetation.

The "budding" stage is reached in the early plots, the nature wakes up, the buds hatch, the winter is well behind us ...

We can count 10 days ahead of vegetative development on an average of 10 years.
Chardonnay remains the most precocious variety compared to Pinot meunier and Pinot noir.
Some leaves of Chardonnay have even appeared in recent days.

The weather forecasts announce morning close to 1°C (33.8°F) from April 19 ... (the vine is more than sensitive to spring frosts)
Let's stay optimistic because everyone knows that we should not rely on forecasts beyond 3 days ...... !!

Gilles Lancelot

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Picture of blog article 48
Picture of blog article 48