Vintage is the process of harvesting the grapes for winemaking. When to start the harvest, is determined by the degree of grape maturity, as we have seen, it is determining the characteristics and quality of the final product.
The time to start is hesitant Vintage random, but depends on the type of wine to develop, affecting factors such as sugar, acidity and polyphenol content.
The harvest period depends depending on the hemisphere, with between February and April in the southern hemisphere and between August and October for the Northern Hemisphere.
This process can be done in two ways: manually or mechanically, in any of both cases always the maximum care of the fruit is guaranteed, so that it reaches cellar always in top condition.
Vina Ruda care the most of the fruit, therefore, during the grape harvest to harvest always avoided in the hottest hours of the day, to prevent the onset of fermentation.
After harvesting, all clusters lie in not too deep containers, so that the grapes arrive whole; transported as quickly as possible to the winery in order to avoid unwanted fermentation or maceration.
In Egyptian inscriptions and representations are vintage and treading wine presses. Therefore, Harvest has always been a cause for celebration and an important time in the calendar.