2010 Harvest: the big show must start in a couple of weeks

Maturity control

Quick update from Denmark about how things are going in the vineyards. Yesterday in our vineyard in Quinta das Olgas, Mós, center of the Douro Superior, maturity control of the grapes showed already 12,5% potential alcohol. It seems grapes maturation is few days behind the average, but evolving quicker than expected. It is reasonable to expect the beginning of the harvest to be around September 6th. So, you can start packing now and head to the Douro to help us in the most important and exciting task of the year. We will have fun!

BTW, can anyone send us some rain? Vines would really appreciate it and so do we!

Oscar

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  • Andy Velebil

    Good news, but can you tell the grapes to wait a few more weeks till I get there ;)

  • http://www.quintadasparcelas.blogs.sapo.pt/

    Olá Oscar,

    Em primeiro lugar boa viagem até ao nosso Douro.
    As maturações estão realmente um pouco atrasadas. No entanto, algumas castas estão já com bons bons resultados.

    Já algum tempo que não participava neste magnifico trabalho…
    Bom, boas uvas, bons vinhos e boas vendas.

    Um abraço,

    António Vicente

  • http://jerezwine.com Justin Roberts

    Good luck!

  • Tom Archer

    Oscar,

    Your prayers for rain may be answered about next Thursday, but possibly not as you would like..

    Check this link: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at1+shtml/083413.shtml?gm_track#contents

    Tom

  • http://winewomantravel.wordpress.com cynthia

    It rained the past few nights in Gaia, don’t know if it made it over the mountains to the Douro though… here’s hoping.

  • http://www.quevedoportwine.com oscar

    Tom, it seems in the last hours the forecast changed a little bit and Danielle is moving to the UK, so I’d say it won’t bring rain to the Douro. Or am I not reading this correctly?

    Cynthia, you had it all for you… nothing reached us… next time a gesture of solidarity would be very welcome!