Avinyó 2013 Harvest
This was an exceptionally good year for Avinyó. Rain fell precisely when it was needed, but stopped at the moments when it could have caused problems. After spring showers, summer was dry, but with temperatures below normal, leading to later harvest dates, lower alcohol levels, and great acidity.
Harvest began with the Pinot Noir on August 28th, about 12 days later than normal, with great acidity and very moderate alcohol levels (10.8%). After a few cold and rainy days, the very sensitive Macabeo was harvested started on September 2nd, with an alcohol level of 9.2%, ideal for making Cava. The Muscat was also harvested at this time, with great acidity and low alcohol (10.1%).
The weather was back to normal after September 8th, with warm days and cool nights, perfect for the maturation of the Xarel-lo and Parellada. The Xarel-lo harvest started September 27th (alcohol at 11.6%) and the Parellada was harvested October 3rd (10.8%).