Vindima 2009 – primeira fotografia de uvas muito doces a chegarem à nossa adega

Grapes arriving at the wineryEstou cansado, a noite vai longa, mas queria ter a certeza que partilhava convosco as primeiras fotografias da vindima de 2009.

Hoje foi o primeiro dia. Estamos a vindimar na Quinta das Olgas, no Douro Superior, e na Quinta da Alegria, que se encontra na fronteira entre o Cima Corgo e o Douro Superior. As uvas estão muito doces, com álcool potencial de cerca de 15%. As videiras têm muitas folhas secas, resultando do forte calor que se fez sentir nas últimas quatro semanas. Entretanto as noites começaram a arrefecer, especialmente nos últimos dois dias. São 23h e a temperatura exterior é de 16ºC.

A fotografia mostra as primeiras uvas a chegarem, em caixas de 20kg, da Quinta das Olgas, que se encontra a cerca de 60km da nossa adega.

Deixem os vossos comentários.

Oscar

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  • http://reignofterroir.com Ken Payton

    Nice pic, Oscar. Is the harvest early this year?

  • http://www.quevedoportwine.com oscar

    Hi Ken,

    Yes, this year we started 10 days earlier than in 2008. August was really hot, and although the budbreak has started late, the ripening was quicker than normal. It is interesting to mention that in spite of hot weather and higher sugar content than normal, the acidity is pretty good.

  • http://www.ftlop.com Andy Velebil

    Oscar,

    I know this is a very busy time of the year for you. So I just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to keep us informed as to how things are going during the harvest.

    Muito obrigado,

    Andy Velebil

  • http://www.theportforum.com Alex Bridgeman

    Oscar,

    Just to echo Andy’s comment – we know how busy this time of year is for you, but we really enjoy reading your blog and seeing the pictures. Thanks for making the time and effort to keep posting.

    Alex

  • http://www.quevedoportwine.com oscar

    Thank you so much for your comments guys. This is why we made this blog, to share with you what is going on here. And in the meantime have a lot of fun. Keep commenting ;-)

  • Vitor Moura

    E que o nectar se transforme no melhor.
    Um abraço,
    Vitor Moura