Tuesday, August 13, the harvest officially begins at the Binissalem DO. Can Verdura Viticultors has been the first winery of the DO Binissalem, which has started the harvest with the Chardonnay variety.
In the next few days and weeks the rest of the wineries and vineyards of the villages of Santa María del Camí, Consell, Binissalem, Santa Eugènia and Sencelles will begin their activity. The harvest will last until October and until the end of November, the wine elaboration.
The earliest varieties such as Chardonnay or Moscatel are the first to be harvested and, progressively, will be followed by Shiraz, Merlot and then Mantonegro, Callet, Cabernet Sauvignon, or the white varieties Moll or Giró ros, among others.
When walking through the region of the DO Binissalem, you can see “seas of green vineyards”, with their clusters hanging, some already poisoned and in the process of maturation. From this moment until October, you will be able to see grape pickers and harvesters, trailers that come and go from the vineyards to the wineries and the installations underway. The tanks will begin to fill and a sweet aroma will perfume everything.
The winemakers pending, day by day, of the weather conditions, the ripening of the fruit and having everything ready to start making the wines, will decide the ideal time of the harvest, according to the maturation of each variety, and to each wine you want to make.
The vines will bear the appreciated fruit, the grape to elaborate unique wines, with the character of the Binissalem Designation of Origin.
In this campaign a moderate production is expected, perhaps a little lower than that of the previous campaign which was 1,615,000 kg.
At this time, the grape has an excellent sanitary state and quality, which suggests that we will have a good harvest.
The dedication of winemakers and winemakers makes it possible for us to enjoy quality wines with Denomination of Origin, based on our native varieties, in addition to maintaining a landscape and an agricultural activity with an important weight within our economy. The wine activity also favors inland tourism, “winetourism”, quality tourism, interested in the landscape, our culture and local products such as wine.