Dosomotano

HARVEST CHARACTERISTICS

THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING THIS YEAR’S HARVEST AND ITS FRUIT IS THE WEATHER.

THE WEATHER WAS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND THAT IS WHY THIS CAMPAIGN WILL BE REMEMBERED AS ONE OF THE COOLEST IN SOMONTANO’S RECENT HISTORY. GIVEN THE METEOROLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS VINTAGE, THE LATE BUDDING IN THE REGION WAS NOT COMPENSATED FOR IN THE REST OF THE CYCLE, RESULTING IN THE START OF THE HARVEST A FULL THREE WEEKS LATER THAN IN 2012, A YEAR THAT SAW AN EARLY HARVEST. RAINFALL WAS ABUNDANT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WHICH TRIGGERED A DELAY IN RIPENING AND A CORRESPONDING DELAY IN THE HARVEST, WHICH WAS CARRIED OUT MORE SLOWLY THAN USUAL.