The harvest begins in the area of the Rías Baixas
Summer is slowly bouncing and life changes for our region. We passed the summer and greet the fall with one of the most famous activities that have made the neighborhood's vintage grapes to ferment the famous Albariño wine, one of the many gems we enjoy in southwestern Pontevedra . The harvest of the past year was the most abundant: 34 million kilos of which the vast majority was for white grapes were harvested. The varieties grown in the vineyards of the area are Albariño (97% of total), Loureiro, caíño treixadura and white.
The Consello regulated the Rías Baixas appellation of orixe predicted a small decrease in the amount that will be pruned grapes this year. If we have accompanied during the summer months or You stand to stay in the area during the spring will know that the weather was not very helpful for crops: the summer was a bit more rain than is often and anticyclones did not stay too and the relative humidity was very high. This moisture favors the appearance of the mildew fungus, especially in the north, in the area of O Salnes, where vineyards are seated in cooler and deeper soils in O Rosal areas. The appearance of this fungus on the leaves causes a delay in maturation but once overcome these quibbles, it is anticipated that this year's harvest is good but not as spectacular as 2013.
If you are in the area during these months can learn more about the wineries and vintage process thanks to "Bus do Viño" a tourism initiative by the Rías Baixas. It is bringing the public both vintage winemaking activity. It is available from the months of September and October. They can have more information here.
The Albariño wine is gaining fans thanks to the work and the persistence of winemakers who have made this sector one of the most advanced of the Galician economy. Albariño, Vigo seafood and good views from the campsite Mougás.
Who says that paradise is lost?