Javier Sanz Viticultor winery began the harvest of the 2019 vintage in its Sauvignon Blanc vineyards on Wednesday night (due to the shorter vegetative cycle of this French variety).
In the next weeks, the rest of the varieties will be harvested, all of them located in La Seca (Valladolid).
When all the harvest of Sauvignon Blanc will be pick up, the winery will continue with the Verdejo grape, vineyards belonging to the ‘Golden Area’ of this variety, name given because of its exceptional quality. First, the youngest strains will be harvested to continue with those of El Pago de Saltamontes, a prephylloxera vineyard registered in 1863.
Then it will come the harvest of Malcorta, a Verdejo grape clone and one variety recovered by Javier Sanz, which, among other peculiarities, is characterized by having a longer vegetative cycle.
The harvest will conclude with the red varieties, Bruñal and Colorado, grapes of unique and unknown genetics.
QUALITY AND QUANTITY
Santiago de Íscar, oenologist of Javier Sanz Viticultor, points out that this harvest will be of an “unquestionable” quality due to the grape is in an “extraordinary sanitary conditions” as well as in an “exceptional moment of maturation”.
Finally, and despite not having exact data of the kilos that will be picked up, according to De Íscar, “we estimate that this year the harvest is slightly lower” than in 2018.
The harvest will be done by hand and by machine, depending on plots and / or varieties; as well as most of the vintage will be harvested at night to favor the quality of the wine and reduce the possible oxidations.