Windy and rainy! November, 2014

We realised that time really flies, last November! It seemed so short, so intense and so rainy! Particularly, the last weekend of the month. The vineyards are already entirely unwinding after the grape harvest. They treated us to a few weeks of delectable colours! A real enchantment, particularly our old vineyard Rocapoll, where your adopted grapevines live! The lovely grass made the estate look like a flowered meadow! By the way, the DOQ Priorat appellation's regulatory board has already notified us that the harvest was very good this year!

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October 2014: athletic and digital autumn in Priorat

Now sunny, now overcast days, gentle temperatures, minimal rainfalls… What a pleasurable autumn season! Nature is slowing down anticipating the winter sleep… After the noticeable September showers, grass has sprouted all around to cover the rugged lands of slate stones with a green carpet… October has treated us to some very shiny colours. Vineyards dressed up in vibrant red and yellow! What a true drama of the nature!

September, 2014: the reel of harvest and wine tourism

Oops! We’ve skipped the August newsletter! How come? Well, the following September news will explain the reasons. However, August news is available, too. To read it, please follow this link. The first half of September has been remarkably hotter than August, which helped the grapes progress a little bit in their ripening. However, only a little bit. And the second half of the month has brought about rains, oftentimes heavy ones, so we had to make some breaks during the harvest, due to the difficulty of foreseeing the weather even in the short run.

Soft August, slow ripening...

The summer is coming to an end… Days are becomingshorter, hours of sun are shrinking… evenings are increasingly striking in Priorat. Amazing orange shades get mixed with the verdure of the fields and vineyards losing its high pitch… Like throughout the peninsula, this month of August has emphasised remarkably clouds, however it hasn’t rained much. True, though, that, at some points in time, there was unbearable humidity… Like in a sauna.

July, 2014: 60 year of the DOQ Priorat!

[caption id="attachment_1849" align="alignright" width="264"] Highlighted: Restaurant Pepa Tomate (Cupatges)[/caption] The climatic situation in July, 2014, was quite pleasant. Besides some occasional minor rains and thunders, we may well say that we enjoyed some long days of sun and sizzling heat, with the landscape denoting increasing drought, i.e. we crossed the typical midsummer heatwave. However, Priorat's early mornings are oftentimes cool, so those who sleep with open windows needed a blanket sometimes at dawn. PEPA TOMATE: Constitutional revolution

Vineyards in July: ripening colours

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