26 November, 2015
One icy morning in Loisy-en-Brie
One icy morning... In Loisy-en-Brie.
It almost goes like an Irish traditional, does it not?
However, it is a true story from the daily lives of a winegrower in Loisy-en-Brie, Champagne, and surely many others.
The icy coating does not prevent your daily task of pruning though. It just makes your finger turn blue :-)
Only temperatures below minus 2 may change your daily program as the vines then may be damaged by the frost. We don't discuss fingers here.
The vines now lay dormant for the rest of the winter that may still come.
So far tuesday this week is the only day we have seen frost.
And 2015 as far as I have learned is still candidate of the warmest year ever measured. COP21 coming up this sunday in Paris.
Before your fingers become sympathecially blue, you must know, that the icy morninghours were followed by the first tasting of the wines of 2015.