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See details of the wines declared or bottled from the year 1961:

1961 Vintage

Not declared. Good wines made for quinta bottlings.

Viticultural and Weather Conditions

Disastrous thunderstorms July 2nd reduced the crop a bit, though not as much as feared.

Harvest started in extremely hot conditions at the river quintas on 4th September, but other areas started anywhere from the 11th to the 26th, making it a long drawn out vintage. The weather held well until some some heavy rain on 29th and 30th then settled down again and held to the end of harvest (around 15 October).

Winemaker's Overview

The picking in a great many places required a very rigorous escolha i.e. selection which entails the women picking out the burnt and imperfect grapes from the bunches before putting them in the baskets. This naturally led to lagares taking longer to fill than usual.

Ronald A Symington
12 October 1961



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