Vintage Watch XIII

The coming week or two really are the crossroads of this harvest season. Producers in the north of California are focusing on bringing in some of their later vineyards while in Oregon there is a bit of a scramble as growers have to make the tough decision to pick a bit early and get fruit in before possible rains, and it is raining there, or to wait it out and hope for the best.

The waiting game is in full force in regions across the Atlantic. Rioja is about two weeks away from the heart of harvest and in Piedmont some of the early reds are in and will continue to be harvested this week and next but the big gun, Nebbiolo, is waiting in the wings; a notoriously late ripening variety that may test the patience of producers in 2013.

By: Snooth – Articles


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