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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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2016 harvest

2016 harvest

Late with maturation taking place at very high temperatures with excellent results in cooler north-facing plots.

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2015 harvest

2015 harvest

A cold and abnormally dry winter was followed by a hot and dry spring and summer. The severe water stress and high temperatures in June and July speeded up maturation, later moderated by rain in September.

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2014 grape harvest and re-beginning

2014 grape harvest and re-beginning

2014 was a year not only of great wines but above all a major turning point. This was the year Quinta de Ventozelo was acquired by Gran Cruz and in-depth work began to explore the estate’s infinite potential. A cool and clean year with a very damp winter and spring...

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2013 harvest

2013 harvest

2012 brought some unexpected surprises in terms of climate and viticulture, but nothing like 2013 had in store for us. After two very dry years, it started to rain heavily in the early winter of 2012 with little let up until April. If, on the one hand, this rain was...

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