The high temperatures and lack of rain this year cause an advance of the collection in a timely manner to save the harvest.
The high temperatures and lack of rain this year are affecting the grape Montilla Moriles in Córdoba. Winegrowers are already looking for solutions to save this year’s harvest. Among them to advance the collection in a timely manner and only where the grape has been able to ripen, if the sun has not burned it.
There is a lot of grapes burned by the sun. So part of the harvest has already been lost. The scorching sun does not help the grape and this year they have decided to leave loose branches of the trellis to give shade to this fruit that has to mature even more, as Fernando Fernández, agronomist and winegrower tells us.
To save the situation, the winegrower Ramón Agraz has chosen to spray his vineyards with kaolin. A natural antithermal treatment that seems to be helping. A dry and hot year that is putting in check a sector that sees how the sun is drying its harvest.