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Côte-Rôtie and Alsace Hit by Hailstorms

Issue: September 30, 2007

Serious hailstorms in June ripped through French vineyards in the Northern Rhône's Côte-Rôtie and in Alsace, farther north. In the Rhône, according to some vignerons, the storm lasted throughout the night of June 20, leaving nearly 8 inches of hail on the ground by the following morning.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 16, 2007.

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