Loire valley vineyard update 4 June 2018 – Flowering

vine flowering

Both the Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc are flowering here at Le Tasting Room. Here in Anjou we are always a little behind the vineyards further east where many vines have finished flowering and the fruit has set. The weather hasn’t been great for flowering this year. Ideally we are looking for bright sunny days with a light breeze. This ensures an even pollination and fruit set. The recent storms and driving rain have not been wonderful news but it seems that the region has avoided any hail damage this year unlike Bordeaux and Champagne.