Like you, we are very pleased to see the sun again after a very rainy winter and early spring.
We are now witnessing the swelling buds—called the wooly bud—throughout our entire vineyard.
If the temperatures are just right, bud burst—where the leaf tips appear—could appear at the beginning of next week.
The vegetation this spring isn’t as early as last year. It’s growing normally, leading us to hope for a less stressful year. But we know well that Mother Nature has surprises in store for us every season, and that’s what makes our wonderful business of winemaker so complex.
Michelle and Laurent Bénard-Louis