This year we were able to control the fauna, for the first time in six years.
Fortunately, and despite the vicissitudes of time, the protection provided by the netting has enabled us to collect a harvest of grapes that are in impeccably good health.
A number of pressings have been carried out in search of different levels of ripeness. This year, we have sought to combine a very mature Viognier with a fuller Chardonnay.
- On August 26, we started with Chardonnay, followed by Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir
- On September 29, we continued with Viognier.
- On October 6, we ended Inazares with the nocturnal Syrah harvest.
- The Monastrell was harvested in the Aceniche Valley on October 18.
The Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Verdejo vines have still not produced a satisfactory harvest. Since 2011, we have pampered them and observed their slow adaptation to this rugged plot.
Some of the clusters, compact and well-set, weighed in at 380 grams, although their average weight was around 200 grams.
The harvest from the area was 3,700 kgs, one-third more than in 2016. Of 8,000 vines, those that remain in production have yielded an average of 1.37kg.
We are very satisfied.