Friday, 7 July 2017
7.7.17 Early Optimism for Harvest
There remain only a few weeks till the 2017 harvest and things are looking promising for a good crop both in terms of quality and quantity. The season has been very dry and quite hot, leading some to speculate on a small crop, especially as there has been very little dewfall to fatten up the grapes. Still, this has helped stave off diseases of the vine such as mildew which was a major problem last year thanks to late and heavy rain followed by over a month of the hot dry Levante wind. It is still early to say for sure as much depends on what happens between now and the harvest, but for the moment the vines are very healthy.