The lads have not even had breakfast yet when our first delivery of Tinta Barroca arrived. After all, the first picking was done in Parcel 92, which is a high altitude east-facing vineyard.
Paul came down early to welcome the winery team, most of whom are veterans of many harvests with us. When he saw the first grapes arriving he returned to the house to let our visiting journalists know, and they hurried down to see, even cutting short the morning swim!
The grapes look very good, the baume for this lot was 14.1º, though what will really count is the baumé in the lagar at the end of today, when all the grapes have come in and we start to vinify.