ON THE MOVE!! HARVEST 2021
Viñedos de Aldeanueva S.Coop. starts harvest 2021 next Wednesday 25th of August with the White Tempranillo variety. The harvest is carried out at night, starting with the reception at the winery at 6:00 am. and finishing by 10:00 am.
These grapes are processed at Fincas de Azabache, property of Viñedos de Aldeanueva, destined to the elaboration of Premium Wines.
The plots are picked selectively by our Technical Department according to their level of ripeness and the harvest will be carried out only at the ones that reached 12º, the ideal alcoholic content for this variety with the aim of obtaining most fruit and freshness in the wines produced from them. We expect to take in around 200.000 kgs.
This year we estimate the harvest to last for, at least, one and a half months due to our wide variety diversity, starting with the areas at lower altitude and finishing with the Graciano variety at the highest altitude zones.
2021 in Aldeanueva de Ebro was very dry during the growth cycle and so in contrast to the last year, we rarely saw sanitary problems therefore the vines required much less interventions by our viticultorists. The scarcity of water forecast a more reduced crop, with smaller and a minor number of clusters.
This year´s harvest begins eight days later than the past campaign. We start with the White Tempranillo variety as it has a shorter vegetative cycle hence an early maturation process. The rest of our white grape varieties, such us Verdejo or Viura, will need a few more days to reach their optimum ripening point.
In this moment we find very healthy grapes at the vineyards with a lower crop in quantity. Despite the great quality we have at the vineyards in this moment, the month of September will determine the quality we will collect in the end.
Regarding the red varieties, we estimate to harvest by the 6th of September, but it will be conditioned by the evolution of the maturation this next week at the areas of red Tempranillo, variety with an early ripening cycle.