Spanish harvest arrives earlier and shows promise

by Marta Burgués

Each year these times, a somewhat global perspective of what may be the season of harvest of the year is given. Much of the current wine cellars predict that vintage will arrive earlier this year, but it will be much good.

High temperatures in recent months may be good or bad, depending on how you look. In this case, they are good to stop some vine diseases, with a strong expansion in the quality of its grapes. And it also makes some grapes to be ripe to be harvested.

Much of the Spanish win cellars say that the 2015 vintage will advance between 10 and 15 days on average, compared to the dates from other years. These high temperatures are ensuring an acceleration of vegetative growth. While some win cellars do not advance so much quality, saying that it will come forward, but it could be a normal year with no variation.

But others, like Pernod Ricard Winemakers Spain predict that the quality is now outstanding, so the cycle will be short. There is, therefore, an important advance of cycle.

It all depends on the different areas, because in the north it is true that usually it rains more, something important for some Galician wine cellars. As for the Rueda wine appellation of origin, seems that the harvest will be fine, but irrigation will be necessary. Something also needed in other areas.

They also foresee a high quality vintage in areas of Castilla y León. The appellation of origin in this area are numerous, with emphasis on those of Toro or Ribera del Duero. However, other areas fear the widespread of rising temperatures throughout the country on an ongoing basis, because this might set a remarkable lowering in production.

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