The harvest is already started in this region. The white varieties are harvested in the end of august.
Like macabeo e Garnacha Blanca. Follow by Merlot and Tempranillo.
Early-mid september the syrah and thereafter Garnacha. The last grapes will be harvested are Carinena and Cabernet Sauvignon in the second week of october.
|Garnatxa for the Terra Vermella 2014|
But it gives extra power and taste to the grapes also!!
The summer was cool, and have been slowing the ripening process, the last time the temperature has increased again. The aromatic intensity, structure and concentration, which are themselves defined the Montsant wines will play a greater extent in the wines of this vintage. The nature controlled himself.
The harvest in 2014 will be great, but also different. All the berries are not all the same, a bit indifference. This is occurring also in France and the northern parts of Spain.
The DO Montsant will be harvesting around 8 million kg of grapes, and comparing with the total of Spain it is a very small portion. The DOQ Priorat will harvest around the 5 million kg of grapes.