>> Monday, 20 December 2010
The Le Meal vineyard. The Hermitage vineyards on the hill behind the city Tain-l'Hermitage, on the steep sloping hill, stone terraced. Sometimes spelled Ermitage. Vineyards under snow in seasonably exceptional weather in April 2005. Tain l'Hermitage, Drome, Drôme, France, Europe
[Seemed like an appropriate image choice a day like this]
Vineyards and snow, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.
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Vineyards under snow. Snow in the vineyards is not necessarily a good thing. Quite the contrary actually. When it is snowing it is usually not very cold. It is the very cold weather that can be dangerous for the vines. In addition, the snow can be somewhat of an insulation against too cold ground temperature. It also adds water to the ground, slowly, as the snow melts, which can be good for the wines. Much better than heavy rain which can cause soil erosion in the vineyard.
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Vineyard: under snow - Images by Per Karlsson
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