Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Penedès sees the start of promising vintage season
The vintage season (la verema) has started throughout the wine region Penedès and the relatively rainy month of July followed by intense sun in August make wine-growers hope for a very good quality. The first grapes to be harvested are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, followed by Macabeu, Xarel·lo, Ull de Llebre and Merlot and then finally Parellada and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the geographic area of Penedès it is eastimated that the vintage will bring in 240 million kilos of grapes, split over the two protected wine origins which coincide here – D.O. Penedès and D.O. Cava.
If you plan to travel on small roads during the vintage season, allow for some extra time since you run the risk of being caught behind a tractor.
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Read more in Catalan: Penedès Digital and El Punt / Avui