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Spanish producers navigate a challenging and demanding 2023 vintage

Amaya Cervera | December 19th, 2023

In recent years, harvests in Spain have become something of a rollercoaster. 2023 will be remembered for an ongoing drought in many areas, a severe heatwave at the end of August and the variable impact of the rain in September.

Vintages 2023-12-19 09:12:58


Harvest report 2022

Amaya Cervera | December 13th, 2022

The unprecedent heat and drought experienced in 2022 has pushed Spanish producers to strengthen some practices, reconsider others and, above all, realise that they cannot take their eyes off the vineyard.

Vintages 2022-12-13 04:12:36


Harvest report 2021 (II): Southern Spain

Amaya Cervera | November 24th, 2021

Continuing with our 2021 harvest report, we publish the impressions of the producers who work in the southern half of the country. Once again we have asked them about the key factors that shaped the vintage and how the wines are developing.

Vintages 2021-11-24 09:11:57


Harvest report 2021 (I): North of Spain

Amaya Cervera | November 23rd, 2021

We talked to producers all across the country to find out their impressions of the 2021 harvest: the pros and cons, the key factors that shaped the year, and how the wines are developing. In this first part we look at Spain's northern half.

Vintages 2021-11-23 05:11:26


Harvest report 2020 (II): Southern Spain

Yolanda Ortiz de Arri | November 24th, 2020

Following Amaya Cervera's comprehensive report describing the vintage in the northern half of the country and the Balearic Islands, this week we publish the views of over a dozen producers in the south of the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands.

Vintages 2020-11-24 08:11:42


Harvest report 2020 (I): North of Spain

Amaya Cervera | November 17th, 2020

The most difficult vintage in recent times shows considerable variations across the country. Although mildew caused extensive damage to the plants and Covid to humans, some producers are expecting to make excellent wines.

Vintages 2020-11-17 04:11:12


Harvest report (and II): Spain’s southern half, the Mediterranean and the islands

Amaya Cervera | November 19th, 2019

The second part of our 2019 harvest report reveals many areas suffering draught, heatwaves and high concentration, but the most striking phenomenon was the heavy rains that flooded vineyards in the southeast.

Vintages 2019-11-19 04:11:16


Spain’s 2019 vintage: small but outstanding (I)

Amaya Cervera | October 29th, 2019

Despite the heat wave at the end of July or the heavy rains and flooding in the southeast, Spanish producers are happy with the 2019 harvest —some even describe it as legendary.

Vintages 2019-10-29 08:10:55


Eight stories to understand the 2018 harvest in Spain

Amaya Cervera | November 20th, 2018

As the climate turns increasingly capricious, producers struggle to take the right deci-sions in every new vintage. After gathering the impressions of producers across the country, 2018 appears to have been an extremely challenging year.

Vintages 2018-11-20 12:11:09


What will the 2017 vintage be like in Spain?

Amaya Cervera | December 12th, 2017

2017 has been one of the shortest, earliest and more catastrophic vintages in recent times with plenty of frost, hail and drought. But what will the wines taste like? We have asked more than 20 producers across the country.

Vintages 2017-12-12 10:12:52


Severe frost will mark the 2017 vintage in northern Spain

Amaya Cervera | May 9th, 2017

We’ve talked to leading producers and Regulatory Boards in the wine regions that were severely hit by frost in the northwest of Spain on the last week of April to assess the extent of the damage. Now it’s time to move forward, everyone agrees.

Vintages 2017-05-09 10:05:48


What to expect from the 2016 vintage in Spain

Amaya Cervera | November 22nd, 2016

This year’s drought marked a sharp contrast between the high yields in Rioja and areas of Castilla y León and the low production in the Mediterranean. Yet quality expectations are high in many parts with reds set to be fresh and moderate in alcohol.

Vintages 2016-11-22 09:11:58


The rain in Spain misses the plain

Amaya Cervera | October 27th, 2014

With few exceptions, 2014 has failed to be a relaxed harvest in Spain. Some of the best producers in the country give us their verdict and recall their sometimes stressful experiences.

Vintages 2014-10-27 08:10:24