Vintage Watch X

Ten weeks in and harvest is in full swing


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Vintage Watch X We are ten weeks in to Vintage Watch and the harvest is now going at full throttle. On the west coast, in California especially in the north producers are looking at an awful lot of fruit that is ripening in a hurry. It's a tight season this year and while the quality may very well turn out to be quite high, figuring out when and where to ferment it all is one heck of a challenge.

Oregon has had a pretty warm and dry summer, which has moved things ahead of schedule for a small crop that was effected by rains during set. Fingers are crossed that the trend of warm, dry weather continues for the coming month or so, through harvest.

And in Europe, things are off to a slow start. Word throughout much of Italy, where the harvest has started in earnest in the south, and for white wines in most of the country, the season, which got off to a slow, cold start looks promising and may very well produce a classically styled vintage that harkens back to wines made several decades ago. Let's take a look and see what the weather holds around the globe.

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  • We love "ahead of schedule" for wine!

    Sep 16, 2013 at 10:10 AM

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