La Zorra 2014 Harvest
In 2014, temperatures were moderate throughout, with no excessively high temperatures and no heavy rain. Maturation came early, but with high acidity and healthy grapes.
We started the harvest on September 6th and carried it through until the 27th.
The Rufete came in first. Alcohol levels are a little bit lower than last year. The pHs are around 3.3 and the acidity between 6 and 6.5 gram per liter. As last year, we separated out the Rufete from granitic soils and from slate soils.
The white grapes (Rufete Blanca, Palomino, and Moscatel) came into the bodega on 15th and 16th of September. The principal innovation this year is that we reduced yields, which should give a greater quality of wine.
Finally, at the end of September we harvested the Tinto Aragonés (Tempranillo) and Calabrés (Garnacha), which were both vinified separately.
In the Sierra de Salamanca, it was a truly fantastic year, and we expect outstanding wines this vintage.