One month on from Savigny's hailstorm


Gareth Skidmore lives in Burgundy, where he works as a translator and teaches wine-business English to Burgundians.

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...