As if the frost that hit earlier this year wasn’t enough, there have been some pretty severe thunderstorms here (I’m currently staying in Gevrey-Chambertin) the last two nights and a hard hail storm hit Beaujolais and severely damaged plantings in Morgon and Fleurie. Supposedly the damage was significant although I do not have any first hand knowledge. The lightning here has been pretty intense with several blown transformers in town.
It’s really tough seeing Mother Nature just totally F up what some of these vignerons work so hard for.
2016 looks to be a very tough vintage thus far.