Last month we embarked on the year’s most laborious but productive work: picking the grapes.
First it was the turn of the white varieties for our Caminante: mid-August for Chardonnay and the end of the month for Garnacha Blanca and Chenin, while the Garnacha Negra for our Caminito was harvested on the last day of August.
We have to be a little more patient for our red wines and wait until the grapes are perfectly ripe. We started with Syrah at the beginning of September and progress has been slow but sure; this wonderful variety will be completely harvested by the end of this week, leaving just the Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha Negra to be finished.
April was rainy this year, boosting growth and helping the vines to store up reserves for the whole season. The summer months, July and August, were very hot, which has enhanced the ripening. We monitor each plot closely to make sure the grapes are picked when they’re at their peak.