We just received some impressive pictures from the Guy Pinard vineyard where the very high temperatures (more than 35°C) of yesterday and today literally grilled grapes!
This kind of temperatures (a 52 year record, almost 40° C) are not unusual in Charente. But it is at the stage of the vine fruit development and one can see the damage the extreme heat can make.
Pinards evaluate the loss of production at about 5% in certain parcels.
Let’s see how this dry heat will effect the october harvest results. We’ve never seen something like it.