Although we have already harvested the plots of our white grapes, we continue to exhaustively control the ripening of the red grapes in order to harvest at the right moment when the grapes are at the certain point, so as to to produce our wines with the quality we demand.
How do we do it? Among other things, we measure the sugar content of the fruit, a parameter that indicates the progress of the grape’s physiological maturity and the probable degree of maturity of the wine, as it is transformed into alcohol during the winemaking process.
The ripening controls in the vineyard are carried out by sampling, taking grapes from different bunches that are crushed to measure the wort with a refractometer, a device that allows us to know the alcohol content of the wine and the sugar concentration of the sample.
When the data shows us what we need for our wine, time to harvest!