One month on from Savigny's hailstorm
28 Aug 2013 by Gareth Skidmore
One month to the day after the hailstorm and deluge that did so much damage to certain vineyards around Beaune, I revisited the Savigny vines that featured on the photos I took then and took some more pictures. The bunches above are on vines planted in the north–south axis and clearly show the sacrificial damage suffered from hailstones on the northern side of each bunch (to the right), with the 23 July storm blowing violently from north to south. Not 10 metres away from the vine in the previous photo, this vine was in a row planted east–west and took the full brunt of the storm. There...

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