According to the agronomists and oenologists of Klet Brda, the 2017 harvest at the largest Slovenian wine producer promises a very interesting vintage in terms of quality, comparable to that of 2009. The harvesting of the first grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, began on 23 August, which is approximately one week earlier than last year. Four hundred families, members of the cooperative, will harvest the vineyards for little more than a month.
“Such an early harvest is due to the early vegetation this spring. Precipitations were regular and favourably distributed throughout the year. The temperatures were somewhat higher than average in Brda, this is why we expect wines with a rich structure, similar to the 2006 and 2009 vintages,” explained Goran Jakin, a Klet Brda agronomist.
He added that despite the spring frost and the hail in August, which presumably reduced the yield by about one fifth, the situation in the vineyards is good. The last phase of ripening benefits from the warm days and fresh nights in August, which will intensify the aromas, especially in white wine varieties.
On the occasion of Klet Brda’s 60th anniversary, the harvest will also be an opportunity to consolidate international business partnerships. Business partners from the US, China, Poland, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Italy are to help with harvesting activities this year. “A comprehensive experience, including everything from the vineyard and the cellar to cuisine and culture, has repeatedly proved itself as the most effective and direct way to promote wine, the region of Brda and Slovenia as a whole,” emphasised Silvan Peršolja, director of Klet Brda.
Published on 23. 8. 2017 categorised in: Events, News, Press, Uncategorized