06 Feb Grapevine adopters’ newsletter (January, 2013)
This isn’t Alsace, this is Priorat
It’s been a year since we sent you a description of grey, dry and cold scenery in the times of vine pruning. This year, the landscape is nearly like in spring. Green is overwhelming everywhere. The sarments are weak and so easy to cut after last year’s drought.
During the month of January, it rained over 25l per square metres, and the most typical weather occurrence was wind. We’re publishing some pictures so that you can compare them to last year and see that the landscape variability is largely dependent on the climate.
So just think that not only does the vine fruit depend on how we treat it, but the climate starts to shape the wine from the roots, and therefore each vintage has different features.
You’ll be able soon to taste Mas de les Valls 2009, we’re about to label it, as well as Cupatge 2010, which has already been a success with a number of Barcelona restaurants.
If you visit us at the winery, we’ll invite you to taste Il·lia 2008, which will soon be bottled, and also the other vintages that are still in barrel.
This January highlighted some new Devinssi plugs in web media. First, if you can understand Italian, you may like to read here a review of our Il·lia 2007 by the wine taster Francesco Vitocco (Padua). We’ll publish it at our web quite soon.
Winter’s still here, and you’ll receive our February newsfeed quite soon, it’s on the way.