The pandemic meant that we were isolated. All visits, tastings, and celebrations were cancelled. As always, the crop was harvested by hand, but this time in the greatest privacy.
The flip side of so much restlessness was spectacular production: the crop was the most abundant since the planting of 2011. There was an increase of 15% in the size of the harvest compared to 2017 (the largest to date), providing a great boost and a great dose of expectation.
The entry of the grapes into the winery was as clean as ever and not a single cluster was discarded in the Alto de Inazares vineyard. Nor was a need for any discharge. The weather helped.
Mosto de la Pinot Noir 2020
Phenolic maturation was slow and full, without surprises. Textbook.
The harvest on the Bullas plot was also spectacular in terms of quality and volume.
The La Cuestecita type of Pinot Noir was lightly stepped on. A large part of the bunches remained whole for carbonic fermentation, and in a quest to maximise the fruitiness of the wine.
Light treading of Pinot Noir 2020 for carbonic fermentation
This year we expanded the cellar with the launch of a new Reefer module to store the wine and accept the grape, allowing it to be kept at a temperature of 8ºC until the moment of vinification.
For the first time, we were able to produce one small cuvée of Riesling and another of Gewürztraminer.
The vinification area of the cellar now consists of 14 deposits. These deposits have a capacity of between 100 and 5,000 litres. Each wine requires specific attention and the necessary resources for careful production. The cellar continues to grow with the project.