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Grapes
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:35:36 AM »
I could have put this link in Flora and Fauna or the Wine fair, but thought it went well here!

http://mallorcaphotoblog.com/2012/04/20/pruning-the-vines/
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Re: Grapes
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 14:25:26 PM »
The care for a field of vines is one of the hardest and most labour intense physical work I have ever come across. The vines have to be pruned and cleaned of last year’s shoots as early as January, before the earth between the rows of vines is ploughed and cultivated in February and possibly once more in March. The vines have to be pruned again in April and perhaps once more, in June. The varieties of grapes will then be evaluated, combined, married, macerated and fermented in the tank, for a maturation period of several months in the barrel, before the wine is bottled :o :o

Interesting link Bella.

We are, well I am, inclined to forget about all the hard work involved as we enjoy sipping our glass of wine! :)

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Re: Grapes
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 14:42:31 PM »
Oh I think about it all the time favie, infact, it gives me a headache the following morning I think about it so much!!   ;)
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2012, 12:06:08 PM »
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Re: Grapes
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 08:24:33 AM »
And now the not so good news!  Whether its potatoes or grapes, the harvest is never right.  :-\

In the ddm today, after you trawl through the google translation and the techi bits, I'm pretty sure the island wont go "dry"!  ;D

GUILLERMO SOLER. Santa Eugenia
The lack of rain and high temperatures that are occurring in summer are adversely affecting the harvest of 2012, as the grapes arrive at the winery with reduced graduation must even more. This was stated yesterday Servalls Ramon, director of Bodegas Macia Batle, during the traditional start of the collection of clusters on the farm of Sa Torre in Santa Eugenia. The event attracted hundreds of people and has become one of the most traditional dating Mallorcan summer.

According to the data that the wine industry, this year's grape production on the island will be between 25 and 30 percent less than that of 2011 and will be around half a million liters of wine to produce. No results will be achieved in 2010, the best year so far this century, and that in that cellar was 1,400,000 kilos.
These data conflict with the forecasts made ​​in early August and pointed to this season would equal the results of 2011, but the heat and lack of rainfall have changed the results. Varieties inks two weeks ago that started the vintage with the collection of white varieties Moscatel and Moll, who are maturing earlier, and yesterday in Sa Torre continued the work with Merlot red variety, and very sunny, showing a smaller grain than other vintages.
"The sunshine, temperatures and lack of water have to suffer the vineyard, which has had to smarten up nutrients and fresh looking, but the positives will allow us to make wines with high breeding and good quality, although to a lesser extent," said Sebastià Ruby, owner of Bodegas Macia Batle.
However, in terms of the exports winery believes that the stock can output with "because that has not been a good season for European countries that produce wine, also due to the high temperatures" and "there is a wine growing demand no more than three euros ". Ruby Sebastià recognizes that "exports account for 15 percent of the production of our wineries" and that "the best foreign customers that we are the Germans who visit the island, but gradually they are adding Russian, British and Scandinavian" . Following collection of clusters in Sa Torre, it was time to rest and held a typical Berenar of Vermar, enlivened by a musical group.


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