Despite man’s attempts to control nature, there remains no more powerful force on earth. In the village of Fleurie, in the Beaujolais region of France, hail storms have decimated some vineyards, in an unfortunate repeat of last year’s terrible destructive weather pattern. Yohan Castaing writes at Decanter:
A fierce hailstorm hit the Beaujolais region at 4:45pm on 10 July.
It’s a case of déjà-vu for some producers after the same corridor of Beaujolais vineyards suffered from hail in June 2016, said Mélina Condy from region wine body InterBeaujolais.
‘But this is on a on a bigger and wider scale,’ she told.
Early signs suggested that Beaujolais Crus, situated in the north, were among the worst vineyard affected. From Beaujeu to Moulin-à-Vent, the storm impacted Chiroubles, the north of Régnié, Morgon, Chenas, Moulin-à-Vent and Fleurie.
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