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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  1. Andy Velebil Wednesday August 25th, 2010 | reply
    Good news, but can you tell the grapes to wait a few more weeks till I get there ;)
  2. António Vicente Thursday August 26th, 2010 | reply
    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
  3. Justin Roberts Thursday August 26th, 2010 | reply
    Good luck!
  4. Tom Archer Friday August 27th, 2010 | reply
    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
  5. cynthia Friday August 27th, 2010 | reply
    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.
  6. oscar Friday August 27th, 2010 | reply
    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!

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