We hope that hail nets reduce the damage to grapes and vines if it hails, but how do the nets affect the ripening of the grapes, the development of the vines and the finished wine? Soon they will know in Burgundy. Hail nets are being tested here during a three-year period to see what happens in the vineyard. In total 28 hectares – 35 different plots – will be equipped with nets.
Violent hailstorms have caused great devastation in recent years in Burgundy. Hail nets are at the moment not very common in France. But you see them a lot in for example Mendoza in Argentina where hail is very frequent. Read more: vins-bourgogne.fr
If you join us on our wine tour to Argentina and Chile in February you will no doubt see some hail nets, and taste plenty of excellent wines. But you will most likely be spared from hail. The weather is warm summer.
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