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2023 Harvest

2023 Harvest

This year was a generous one at Ventozelo, despite being considered unusual due to a wet and warm winter and an equally warm but dry spring. The quantity of rain was normal, enabling good growth throughout the cycle, and the harvest began early, on 9 August, during a...

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2022 Harvest

2022 Harvest

Hot and dry viticultural year. A year characterized by the low rainfall throughout most of the growing season, and by the high temperatures registered in May, July, and August. Overall, the development of diseases (downy mildew and powdery mildew) was rare and...

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2021 Harvest

2021 Harvest

Unlike the last few years, 2021 was a cool year in the Douro Valley. Besides the moderate temperatures recorded, it was a dry year with good productivity. The rainfall during the winter, as in April and June, balanced the very dry months of March and May, allowing the...

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2020 harvest

2020 harvest

The Douro is an imposing region, but at the same time demanding, and the year of 2020 was no exception. Generally considered a hot and dry year, it required constant monitoring and care throughout the growing season. The first challenge occurred thanks to the hot,...

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2019 harvest

2019 harvest

It can be considered a dry year in the Douro. The winter and the spring were dry, with high rainfall during the month of April, and occasionally during harvest. Even though the vineyardsm showed the need for water to ensure maturation, the mild temperatures during...

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2018 harvest

2018 harvest

An exceptional year in comparison with the last 5 years. A cold and dry winter, cold and wet spring and early summer, and hot and dry late summer. The grape harvest began in mid-September, around 10 days later than usual.  

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2017  harvest

2017 harvest

A very dry year with maturation taking place with the aid of little water. This was one of the earliest harvests in the Douro Valley in memory with rich and concentrated musts showing a tendency towards high alcoholic content.  

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