This year’s harvest started on 7th September and so far things are looking very promising for vintage 2017. Neither the late frosts in April nor the heatwave over the summer seem to have had any negative impact on our vineyards at all.
There was 20% less rain this year compared to 2016 but it rained during the key growing periods which is so very important and also enabled our newly planted vineyards to develop well. Our grapes are looking extremely healthy, with great acidity and ripeness. These elements bring structure and freshness to a wine and are the prerequisites for a standout year and in contrast to 2016, where volume was down 35% (due to the frosts), this year’s yield is likely to be more ‘normal’.