Heavy rain in the Bordeaux province has led to flooding in some low-lying vineyards.
Some of the worst affected vines were those in and around Langoiran, close to the banks of La Garonne river south of Bordeaux centre. 'All the properties next to the river and some slightly further than have been flooded,' said Youmna Asseily, winemaker at Chateau Biac. 'Some areas are subdue below water.'Biac was unaffected, because it sits on a hill overlooking the Garonne. 'We are a bit like Mount Ararat, waiting for Noah’s Ark to appear,' said Asseily.Too much water is the 'number one enemy for the roots of the vines', because it can ultimately lead to dilution of aromas and flavour in the grapes, she added. Additional areas around Bordeaux do not appear to have had so many problems, despite weather alerts across the province over the past week. Gavin Quinney, owner of Chateau Bauduc, told decanter.com that
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