Succesful 2008 sherry grape harvest
Around 90 million kilogrmas were collected this year!
The sherry grape-picking harvest is finishing up this week. Specialists have estimated that around 90 million kilograms of grapes have been collected this year. This is actually a 20% decrease compared to the previous year. However, enologists are very excited by the exceptionally high quality of this seasons grape. The sherry triangle has benefitted from optimum cliamatological conditions for sherry throughout the year and there has barely been any effect of grape rot.
Chiclana will be the last of the regions within the 10,000 hectares of vineyards to finish the season. Whilst Jerez has finished with around 62% of the total harvest.
We can all look forward to some excellent sherry mixes over the next few years!