marc j. wrote:Hey Oscar,
Have you seen any raisining of the grapes? Or possibly, is the ground water suppy sufficent to provide the vines with the needed mositure?
Hi Marc, we have noticed some sunburn in Quinta da Alegria, which is different from raisining. As you may know, raisining comes after full maturation, while sunburn is the result of an excess of sun over the skin of the grapes, few weeks ahead of the complete maturation.
Regarding the question about water supply in the soil, there is probably enough water in Cima Corgo sub-region, but in Douro Superior, which is drier and hotter, the levels are low. Also rain would help to settle down dust of the vineyards.