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Mild weather in Burgundy

17.05.2011
The vine is still growing steadily. The first signs of flowering appeared on Tuesday May 10th. The sanitary state is sound, which is fairly easy, due to the climate.
In Côte d'Or, the stormy rain falls of the end of last week globally ranged from 13 to 30mm. Mildew might slightly hit the dampest plots, but without any important impact.
Some vines turned yellow here and there as flowering always remains a difficult time.
In Chablis, we (at last) enjoyed a small quantity of rain between May 11th and 13th, sometimes some 20mm, which will help the development of the young shoots.

Oregon
A few days under some milder conditions enabled the slow growth of some tiny branches.
As no better weather is forecasted, we feel concerned about the dates of harvest.