“Since 1981, as a cold night has not been seen.”
“Im Bündnerland könnte in der Nacht auf Donnerstag der ganze
Weinjahrgang 2016 kaputt gehen. Von der Kälte zerstört.”
translated: in the Bundner-region, this [Wednesday/Thursday] night
possibly the whole wine-grape harvest for 2016 may perish, due to frost.”
In the Grisons on Wednesday the whole wine year 2016th Destroyed by the cold. The winery therefore wanted help from the air, only unfortunately the helicopter flights were not approved by the federal government.
Such a cold night and the end of April, it has not existed long: minus one degree in Malans, Fläsch and Maienfeld, minus two degrees in Jenin. Frost is forecast.
Not only do people feel cold, but also the vines: “At these temperatures, a crop failure between 30 and 80 percent threatened us,” said Leonhard Kunz from the office Graubünden wine. A horror night for all wineries was imminent: “Since 1981, as a cold night has not been seen.” The frost makes the vines no longer able to grow.
Thanks to Klaus Kaiser for this link