2012 Wine-growing summer in Priorat. Ripening grapes at the vineyard, auspices for the harvest

Ripening grapes Priorat wine tours SpainWe’ve been living a long spell of midsummer heat here in Gratallops (DOQPriorat), with sultry afternoons, sizzling sun and drought. In July, all Catalonia was put to test by the tragedy of l’Alt Empordà, we certainly grieve together with our neighbours from Girona. Here in Priorat, the dry and hot weather has triggered significant restrictions on accessing the Parc Natural de la Serra deMontsant. Continue reading