In Argentina, harvests under the stress of a dark year for the vines
With particular feverishness, the harvest is in full swing at the end of summer in the Valle de Uco (west), the heart of the Argentine vineyard at the foot of the Andes, to limit the damage of a dark climatic year, and a harvest which promises to be the worst in more than twenty years.
“We hurry to harvest, because we are afraid of another frost to come, in the middle of the harvest. A year like this, we can expect anything”.
Marcelo Pelleriti, oenologist at the Monteviejo estate, describes for AFP a season already “one of the most difficult in the wine-growing history of the province of Mendoza”. Where 78% of Argentine wine comes from.