The late harvest

by  |  01-10-2014

From my latest column on Barcelona Metropolitan, I talk about late harvest wines, both of which are top pick wines in my Montsant book. Currently we’re deep in the middle of harvest. This year it started a bit earlier and there were wineries in Penedès and Empordà who were picking their grapes at the very beginning of August. As to when it will finish, that’s always impossible to tell as the weather dictates a great deal of what will happen. If there’s a big burst of heat, many will harvest earlier. If the year continues in this “fresh” manner with alternating days of a little rain followed by good, abundant sun, it will be a very late harvest, possibly even later than last year and most cellars are already declaring 2014 to be one of the best vintages on record. While no one knows what the future holds, this gives […]
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