By the next harvest time...
A few months before the harvest time, the growth of the vine and its foliage is in full swing.
On May, the 27th of 2016, a strong hail storm stroke a huge part of the Charentais Vineyards, which by chance didn't reach ours.
Unfortunately for other vineyards, the damages are considerable. Plots of vineyards have been affected at different degrees, until the total destruction of all the vegetation.
The fisrt findings evaluate the affected area between 4000 and 6000 hectares, that is to say from 6 to 8% of the vineyard.
From our side, we are on track to hopefully ensure the annual yield fixed to 11.02 hectoliters of pure alcohol per hectare.
Source : cognac-strob.com