Harvest 2020 is “Wine”-ding Down

Thursday, October 15, 2020

This season grape harvest has started earlier than it did in 2019, with some varieties as much as a month ahead. The combination of climatic factors such as low precipitation and warm temperatures, created ideal conditions to accelerate the fruit ripening process of all the varieties in the province. Both hybrids and Vitis vinifera varieties have reached good sugar accumulation and the steady drop of acidity which allows for the maturity of balanced fruit. Currently, most hybrids have been harvested, particularly those intended for sparkling wine production while some remain on the vine for still wine production. The situation in Vitis vinifera varieties is similar with harvest is ongoing and the latest varieties to be harvested in the next couple of weeks, depending on climatic conditions, the vineyard objective and the health of the plants.

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