It’s harvest season in the mainland, but here we are finishing collecting the fruits of a hard year of working, we’ll be until October with this activity.
Have you ever been harvesting? I hardly recommend you to live this experience, waking up early in the morning to collect the cold fruits and to feel the sacrifice and the good care behind every single bottle of wine.
I assure you that you’ll start to be concerned about why our wines (Gran Canaria wines) are not cheap.
We must think wines in Gran Canaria are self-produced, made by our own hands, unique varieties, limited productions… There are so many differences, but let’s talk about the grape varieties.
The moment of the harvest is a celebration day, Is the moment to celebrate the hard work of collecting all the fruits. After we cut the first grapes the process of making wine starts.
There is no doubt that the production of the island is sustained by Listan Negra grape which is added to the 44,4% from the total production (148.103 kg), this fact explains how rooted this variety is between our farmers. The new cultivations are more diverse.
Listan negra, is tough, rustic and vigorous. With bluish black color. The clusters are compact, with a medium length. They have a conic shape with two or three wings and an early growth, It has a hard resistance against illness and plagues and it has been well adapted to our climate. Its skills of adapting to any environment make it perfect to be cultivated in any location. It’s a faithful reflection of our volcanic character, with some noticeable mineral touch. It produces aromatic wines, with a taste of black fruits.
A total of 94 vine growers were responsible for having 332.695 kilos of grapes, the council of San Mateo has the highest amount collected, followed by San Bartolomé de Tirajana and after Santa Brígida.
The excellence of the fruit is what gives us the best wines.
LET’S CHEER WITH A GLASS OF GRAN CANARIA WINE!
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