The main characteristic of this grape harvest is the delay - in respect of a normal year - of the advance in grape ripeness. This mostly varies from one to two weeks. From the perspective of varieties, in Sauvignon Blanc a delay of two weeks in harvest has been reported, while in the case of Chardonnay, a delay of one to two weeks. Most red varieties evidence a delay of one week in ripeness.
In terms of rainfall, this year has been normal to date, as no more than one rainfall of relative importance has occurred in some regions of the country, specifically on March 11. The intensity of such rain ranged from 15 to 20 mm in San Antonio.
Thanks to the absence of other rains to date, and associated with subsequent temperature, humidity and wind conditions which persist so far, there have been no favorable conditions for the development of diseases.
We had a good program for the prevention of botritis and whose vineyards had moderate fruit loads and good ventilation, were very little or not affected by the problem.