Bodegas Viña Vilano has just finished one of the best harvests in its history, in terms of quality.
In spite of the bad omens provoked by the severe drought that region suffered in the previous months, and the frost that, in May, predicted a terrible year, Viña Vilano has experienced one of the best vintages, in the last 10 years.
The year was very unusual from the climatological point of view. Heavy rains during the weeks prior to the start of the harvest made the grapes acquire excellent phytosanitary conditions. Those circumstances have allowed a perfect veraison, a correct maturation of the grapes, and correct sugar and acidity levels that augur an extraordinary quality in the wines of the 2017 harvest.
Conditions that, in any case, will mean an important reduction in the amount of grapes collected this year in the area. The Ribera del Duero wine region faces 2017 as one of the worst harvests in decades, with reductions of up to 40% of the usual production. However, excellence achieved by Viña Vilano vinegrowers will allow the winemaking team to elaborate outstanding wines with superb organoleptic conditions.
Although there is still a long way ahead before we can taste the wines of the 2017 vintage, we are already working to launch authentic oenological gems that will be marked by Viña Vilano’s seal of excellence and quality.