Mendoza Harvest 2009

2009 harvest in Mendoza, Argentina is looking good so far. Flower set had some isolated issues with frost and winds earlier in the year, but it hasn’t made much of a difference except for lowering final harvest yields. A hot February pushed sugars to early heights, but things have thus far mellowed and overall tannic ripeness is coming along quickly now. In some cases, some vineyards are about a week early compared to average, in other cases, harvest dates will be about even with average. Colors are showing in the winery to be intense and dark, early on in the ferments. With yields down, we are hoping that concentrations in fruit flavors will be even more intense than last year. Luckily, the harvest has been great with no rain and with warm days and cool nights.  Higher altitudes may prove to be the winners this year as they were less affected by the warm summer.

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  4. Neil Nelson says:

    Could you include the range of altitudes of the various wineries you represent, as this would help buyers to understand which Mendoza winteries are at the higher altitude range.

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