If you’ve been tuning into the Curious blog for the last few months you’ll have worked out that the wine producing nations of the northern hemisphere have been busy with the 2011 harvest. Check out the harvest at Château Bauduc if you missed that post.
The attached video shows the harvest in Aragón, Spain. I love this kind of thing because it reminds us that good produce isn’t just thrown together in a science lab or a factory. Like good food, it is important to appreciate the source, the components and the hard work and passion that goes into these things – that’s what helps us to enjoy them even more.
If you are the observant type, you may have noticed that producers in the southern hemisphere have already released their 2011 vintages. It’s amazing to think that as early as March of next year we’ll start to see wines from the 2012 vintage hitting the shelves from the likes of Chile and South Africa.
The above video shows glimpses of harvests throughout Aragón in northeastern Spain. This large area, of which Zaragoza is the capital, encompasses Cariñena (where La Granja wines are sourced from), Campo de Borja and Somontano.