|When we experience a period of lovely weather such as we have enjoyed recently it is easy to quickly forget what a difficult winter we have just had. The fields are in a very poor condition. Grass growth has been very limited, and the grazing pressure from geese extreme. The fields around Gruinart have been literally stripped of every blade. The green tinge that you can still see is almost entirely moss. The big flocks appear to have now left however, so the ground will have a chance to recover.