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The Loire valley 2016 wine vintage looks to be a difficult one after the weather we have been having in the Loire valley this year. We started with a mild winter so the first problem has been the snail larvae that has survived and is now a big problem in the vineyards. Secondly the early warm weather meant earlier than usual budding. This is not a problem in itself but we can get late frosts in the Loire and so it was. Some vineyards have seen a complete loss. Others have seen less damage but there will inevitably be a reduction in yield this year. Added to all that we had damp wet conditions during the flowering in June and this has led to berries not developing on the bunches. Again a loss of yield will result. So not a good start to the 2016 vintage.

 

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