.A few more weeks and the harvest will be in full swing !
Even though the vines do not visibly suffer from a water shortage, light penetrating rainfall would be welcome to help feed them and boost grape ripening.
However, the risk with the prevailing heatwave is that rain could occur with the risk of hail...
Let us keep our fingers crossed and be positive.
The vines have now reached the 'véraison' stage in which berries grow in size and change colour. The forecast of two weeks' advance is still valid and starting the harvest around August 27 is of course likely.
Vegetation is healthy and fully plays its part in the ripening of grapes.