Pluja d’agost, safrà, mel i most. (August rain, saffron, honey and grape juice. A Catalan saying)
Well, August is aready ever, a month that sometimes launches the grape harvest and sometimes puts it back… After a very hot July, we’ve lived some climatic conditions that recalled August, 2013. Some mild, heatless and very cloudy weather, with some occasional yet plentiful rains…
The grapevines have been performing nicely, making progress in their ripening. The marks of June’s hailstorm have vanished… At the end of the month, Grenache was nearly ready for harvesting, whereas Carignan and Cabernet Sauvignon yet seem to need another couple of weeks to fully ripen. We hope that weather will help us this month.
So we believe that there are all necessary conditions to enjoy the upcoming grape harvest master class on 13 September. Many thanks to all those who have already confirmed the participation!
Wine tourism has kept us very busy. Our profile at the TripAdvisor already performs at full speed! We are very grateful for the contributions to our grapevine adopters: Pedro, Marzena, Òscar and Sònia! Special thanks to our adopter Yolanda for featuring our special case in her article “Generación V” – worthwhile and captivating reading 😉 We have also been nicely surprised by the post published by Irek Wis, our follower from Poland.
To top it off, today we’re sharing a historical video instead of a picture. Some episodes of the 2011 harvest campaign, which started in late August due to some very problematic weather conditions. 2015 looks more conventional so far, so wish us a good grape harvest! See you on September 13!