Harvest 2018 is done and it was both challenging and interesting. After a decent growing season, without any inconvenient interference like frost or hail, we were getting into the harvesting period with very high temperatures. The accelerated ripeness led to a very early harvesting start. We picked the first grapes for our sparkling wines in August and we were continuing the harvest from that moment on, to mainly retain the freshness through higher acid levels in the wines. A few rainy days in the end of September put a damper on the quick ripening, however, we still kept on going picking to not be surprised by unwanted botrytis or rot.
All in all we are satisfied with the results and are looking forward to show first wines in the beginning of 2019. The wines can rest for now.