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Nets to protect from hail, how do they affect the wine?

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.

Vineyard with nets protecting the vines, Mendoza

Vineyard with nets protecting the vines, Mendoza, copyright BKWine Photography

Vineyards protected with a net against hail, Zuccardi, Mendoza, Argentina

Vineyards protected with a net against hail, Zuccardi, Mendoza, Argentina, copyright BKWine Photography

Pinot Noir in a grand cru vineyard in Corton

Pinot Noir in a grand cru vineyard in Corton, copyright BKWine Photography

Domaine Bousquet, Mendoza, Argentina

Domaine Bousquet, Mendoza, Argentina, copyright BKWine Photography

A vineyard in Mendoza and the Andes mountains

A vineyard in Mendoza and the Andes mountains, copyright BKWine Photography

Winding road across the Andes

Winding road across the Andes, copyright BKWine Photography

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One Response to Nets to protect from hail, how do they affect the wine?

  1. Gustavo Williams September 30, 2015 at 01:49 #

    In Argentina is really very expensive to put net on the vinyards but the hail storms can be terrible for the plants I think that only the top wineries can take the decision to leave some places without net looking for a top wine.
    http://www.mendozaprivatewinetour.com

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