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Fires near Bordeaux: Liber Pater vineyard evacuated

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Police ordered the evacuation of more local residents in the Landiras area yesterday (Monday 18 July), with Liber Pater’s vineyard in Graves also evacuated as firefighters continued to try to contain a large forest fire that has been burning for the past week. A ‘fog’ of fire smoke behind Liber Pater vines on Tuesday morning (19 July), said owner Loïc Pasquet, who was briefly able to return to the site. Smoke hasn’t been a problem so far, he said. Credit: Loïc Pasquet. ‘The police came this morning (18 July), because the fire was very close and because the wind was very strong,’ said Loïc Pasquet, owner of Liber Pater, which specialises in making small-batch wines from ungrafted vines and reviving rare grape varieties. There was so far no damage to vines from fire, [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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