It was a special vintage, there was no snow during wintertime and rainfall was only half of what we get on an average year. Summer was dry and sunny. During the aging process, wine was always very deep, vertical and with a lot of graphite.
Both climate and harvest can be appreciated in the bottle, with notes of black olives and fruits, showing the sun of this summer. The harvest ended on March 29th.
A warm vintage, with a rainy and very snowy winter, followed by a very dry, warm and difficult summer. We got high temperatures in January that left us with very ripe fruit when the harvest started.
Wines are larger, softer, and more mature, with a verticality that is typical from the region, and which provides the final balance to wines. Harvest ended March 19th.
Just like 2012, 2013 was a warm year, almost with no rain, no snow and a very dry summer with high temperatures. It was a great year just like 2012.
The wine (RHU) is the reflection of this: soft, deep and with the acidity that a place like Elqui Valley provides. Harvest ended on March 13th.
It was a special vintage, with plenty of snow and some frosts, but with almost no rain, reaching historic low figures. Summertime was quite fresh. The results were very vertical wines and with good acidity.
After a few seasons making wine in the area, we decided to have the harvesting process earlier providing more freshness, more verticality. The harvest ended on March 5th.
A particularly cold year, with snow and little rain. The summer had historical low temperatures. The wines show the freshness of the vintage, thirst quencher wines that can also age.
It was a great year for Viñedos de Alcohuaz. The harvesting process of Syrah ended on February 25th and on March 20th for Carignan.
It was a high quality vintage with smaller amount of grapes. It was affected by a 30 centimetre snow on October 14th that affected the outbreaks already grown.
We produced with very good quality wine, harvesting a month later than planned and with only 18% in volume compared to what we expected. Harvest ended on April 7th for Syrah and April 27th for Carignan.
This year, the harvesting period was the earliest for almost all parcels in Alcohuaz. Malbec, for example, was harvested on February 14th. There was no snow during winter and summertime was dry, with a maximum average temperature in January of 29.7ºC, the highest in recent years.
In spite of being a warmer year, wines from 2017 did not lose their usual tension and freshness.
It was a very good year with water accumulation in mountains and streams surrounding the vineyard. During winter and spring 2017, we had 234 millimeters of rain, more than double the historical average and there were two snow events of 15 and 4 centimeters, with no frosts that could affect the plants.
Summer 2018 was dry, with no rain at all. Maximum average temperature in January was 29.1 Celsius degrees, which led to an earlier harvest, starting on February 21st.
It was one of the hottest summers of the decade. The harvest began on February 12th, for almost all varieties. There were no snow events, but we had frosts at the beginning of September, that did not affect the vineyard. There was no rain during January. In general, all wines show good fruit both on the nose and on the palate and they will have a better expression when still young.