Budbreak – Vintage 2009 in the making
On 26th February the first buds appeared in the vineyard, nearly 2 weeks earlier than ever recorded at Cortes de Cima. The first signs of budbreak appeared in our 2.5 hectares parcel of Alicante Bouschet, a parcel planted in 2007.
The past winter 2008/09 has been exceptionally cold, recording both frost and even snowfall in January. February has been notably sunnier and milder, with temperatures reaching into the low 20s, resulting in this record early kick-start to Vintage 2009.
The arrival of budbreak marks the end of the long winter work of pruning (2 long months), and now the vineyard workers turn their attention to tying up the vines, the next step in the long road towards Vintage 2009 in the making! Stay tuned for more vineyard updates!