A Fraught Vintage

This is turning into a rather fraught vintage. It has been raining since last Thursday and pick has had to come to a halt. Two more days of rain are forecast before the sunshine returns. This was always a risk with a late harvest like this. My 55 day calculation (see entry 8th August) was about right!       

I am now back in the UK so following vintage (or lack of it from afar) before I return to Portalegre next week. We have a slogan for this year’s harvest, written on a whiteboard in the adega fo all to see: 

Com talento ganhamos partidas,

Com trabalho em equipa e inteligencia ganhamos campeonatos

With talent we will win the game,

With teamwork and intelligence we will win the championship.

We have a small but good team this year but I fear that our patience is being tested by the one thing we can do nothing about: the weather. 

This is turning into a rather fraught vintage. It has been raining since last Thursday and pick has had to come to a halt. Two more days of rain are forecast before the sunshine returns. This was always a risk with a late harvest like this. My 55 day calculation (see entry 8th August) was about right!       

I am now back in the UK so following vintage (or lack of it from afar) before I return to Portalegre next week. We have a slogan for this year’s harvest, written on a whiteboard in the adega fo all to see: 

Com talento ganhamos partidas,

Com trabalho em equipa e inteligencia ganhamos campeonatos

With talent we will win the game,

With teamwork and intelligence we will win the championship.

We have a small but good team this year but I fear that our patience is being tested by the one thing we can do nothing about: the weather.