Monday, May 12, 2008

A Bad Frost in Muscadet

This news is a month old, but I just saw this Decanter item reporting that the 2008 Muscadet vintage might be cut in half due to a bad April frost. In some vineyeards nearly 100% of the crop was lost. Savennières, Coteaux du Layon, and Saumur-Champigny were also hit, but not nearly so badly.

Sure, this is hardly on the scale of the great quake in Sichuan, but I'm sure life is hard enough on Muscadet growers as it is and I feel badly that this happened. So here's hoping the second-generation buds indeed come to fruit.

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