Rioja heading for early 2015 wine harvest
Hopes are rising in Rioja for a successful 2015 wine harvest, and pickers are facing an early start.
At Bodegas Sierra Cantabria, Alberto Saldon told Decanter.com that their vines at Vinedos de Paganos have nearly completed veraison (colour change), and should be picked one month early.
Rain over the past week means yields are expected to be average across the region. ‘July saw an unusually high number of days over 40 degrees centigrade,’ Saldon said.