Damaging frost in Champagne

by Charles Lea

Pierre and Sophie Larmandier of Champagne Larmandier-Bernier have sent us this photograph of frost damage to some of their vines in Vertus – complete with captions

Frost Damage in Champagne

They added “The weather is nice, nice but cold ! -2 °C at dawn on May 4th and some of our Vertus vineyard has suffered. About 1 hectare has been destroyed by this frost. Cramant and Avize are safe until now. Don’t worry, all is not lost, the other vineyards are wonderful and 3 weeks ahead !”