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2014 harvest for DBR in South America

At Viña Los Vascos

The 2014 vintage was characterised by capricious weather conditions throughout the vegetative cycle.

Winter was dry with very low rainfall compared with the usual average. The vines were sorely tested by the major spring frosts which affected the bud burst.

Finally, summer arrived very early, in November. The important temperature differences recorded throughout the season contributed to good ripening of the grapes.

The harvest started about 2/3 weeks later than the usual dates. Despite the severe climatic conditions, and lower yields than usual, the berries showed good concentration, and good expression of fruit and freshness.

The management of the vineyard and the measures taken to ensure a quality vintage must have been exemplary. Our teams can be proud!

 

At Bodegas Caro

The grapes destined for the production of the wines at Bodegas Caro come from the best vineyards selected by our teams from among the most representative of the great terroirs of Mendoza, renowned for the high quality of their Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.

These terroirs are situated at Luján de Cuyo, Maipú and also in the Uco Valley at Tunuyán, Tupungato and San Carlos. During the 2013-2014 growing season these terroirs saw relatively similar climatic conditions.

At the end of September, low temperatures led to a delay in bud burst. At the beginning of the year, January saw higher average temperatures while February was an extremely rainy month giving rise to fears about the coming vintage.

Conditions improved in March, finally allowing the harvest to begin at the end of the month. Nevertheless, our teams recorded production 15% lower than that of the previous year.