Just Before the Harvest (3): Alsace

Just Before the Harvest (3): Alsace

Wine So Harvest is coming quickly in the northern hemisphere. This time we have friend from Alsace, telling us about the situation there: Philippe Durst from Domaine Dopff Au Moulin: “Samples taken in the vineyards over the last 10 days show quick ripening of the...
by 4 Sep, 2012
Just Before the Harvest (2): Rioja

Just Before the Harvest (2): Rioja

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In Spain, Rioja is one of the northern region that will harvest a bit later than the south. See what our friend says at this moment.

Roberto Ijalba Pérez of Bodegas Santalba, Rioja, Spain
The harvest forecast in the Denominacion de Origen Calificada Rioja DOC Rioja this year presents a lower quantity than last years because the soils have lower fertility and therefore less production. In early June started a period of drought that still continues and together with high temperatures during August in Rioja have reduced the yields of the crops compared to previous years

by 28 Aug, 2012
Just Before the Harvest: Bordeaux

Just Before the Harvest: Bordeaux

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Earlier this month, we reported the early harvest in Sicily, here is a brief report from our good friend in Bordeaux, through the harvest has not started yet and the weather may still be changing, see what we might have for this vintage .

by 27 Aug, 2012