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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
30 Jul 2001

There's always at least one great hail disaster each summer and this year it seems to have struck a region which already had far too many producers haggling over far too few really good grapes.

A colleague of mine, Harold Heckle, reports:

'A huge hailstorm and almost unprecedented flooding have hit Peñafiel, in Ribera…