23 Feb Pre-harvest report: a challenging 2023
We are gradually approaching the harvest season. And it is always good to carry out an analysis of what is already being seen in our fields, to glimpse what the 2023 vintages of our wines will be.
In general, winter 2022 was normal. There was good precipitation and snow during the months of June, July and August. However, this summer has had record temperatures, which undoubtedly have an impact on the harvest processes in general, since its heat waves have been constant, and therefore, the fruit has ripened a little faster than what we came for. seeing.
In our case, like never before, we will begin the harvest in the third week of February, with some Pinot Noir from young vineyards and with Semillón del Secano, in the Maule Valley. We will be about a week ahead of previous years.
When doing the breakdown by valley, we can say that the Casablanca Valley looks very good, and we will undoubtedly have wines from white vines of the highest quality. Likewise, the Maipo Valley is predicted with an excellent harvest, with a quality and health of the fruit that has us expecting and augurs excellent wines.
To the south, despite the heavy fires that have hit the area in recent weeks, our vineyards in the Maule Valley have not suffered any impact. In this area, the harvest is also expected to be within the parameters of previous years. In the Itata Valley, which has undoubtedly been the most affected, we are already taking measures and safeguards so that red grape wines are minimally impacted by variables such as the smoke generated by the fires.
This is how the 2023 vintage will not be exempt from great challenges, since, on the one hand, this summer has had high temperatures -record in the country- and on the other, our beloved southern Chile has been affected by important fires forestry. However, we know that our 2023 harvest will be successful, and our wines will be, as expected, of the highest quality.