|The new "Mosto" 2014 (foto Diario Jerez)|
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
10.9.14 Harvest Estimate Revised Upward; Watch Grape Treading
The Consejo Regulador has revised upwards its estimation of the yield from this year’s harvest to 68 million kilos. Barely a week ago it was estimating 62 million, but the absence of the hot, drying Levante winds and generally very favourable milder weather means a bigger crop. The harvest is now all but finished, except for a few coastal parcels at Chiclana and Chipiona, mostly Moscatel, and all should be over by the 23rd. The quality is very good, and the sugar levels quite high with an average of 11.7 Beaume.
To watch the treading of the grapes which opened the Fiesta de la Vendimia yesterday, the Jerez Council has put a short video on you tube. Just search for “pisa de la uva”.