Time to change
Time to change. The quietness and tranquility that was perceived a few days ago when we went out at sunrise to take samples of ripening of our vineyards, is very close to its end. In return, we will enter full in vintage time. We expect great and small moments shared by the Egobodegas team. Feelings of illusion will be mixed at the entrance of the grape, of concern looking at the sky, of responsibility in the fermentations, of surprises and disappointments in the devatting and of satisfaction of being able to carry out the work that we love. “One, two, three, now … time for change.”
Ego Bodegas Harvest 2017
The physiological process of the plant occurring when the grape changes colour is called “envero” (ripening). It’s a very important moment within the control that is done to the vineyards along with the flowering and the ripeness pre-harvest. This colour transformation is caused by a change in the metabolism of the plant.
Up until this time the vine has devoted itself to growing in length and the grains of grape in cellular division. At this point the plant now prioritizes the accumulation of substances that come from photosynthesis, and the bunches of grapes begin to change colour; from green to red in the red grapes and from green to yellow in the white varieties. The oenological quality of our future harvests depends on the synthesis of these numerous substances and are the compounds responsible for the colour, aroma and flavour of our wines.
From this moment on, the work in the vineyard should focus on keeping the plant balanced and healthy, enabling the efficiency of the sun’s uptake to translate into an increasing concentration of substances in our grapes. We will work very hard to achieve it and we will be able to enjoy the outcome of this great year together.
Fenavin 2017 – Street 19 Stand 12
This May you can meet us in FENAVIN, the most important wine fair in Spain, and one of the most prestigious fairs in Europe. It will be a pleasure to welcome you to our stand and show you our wines. We look forward to seeing you there.
The soils where our vines grow are loose, this favours a good aeration and allows the root system to be extensive and deep. With its clay-limestone composition, yields in our plots are fairly contained and regular each harvest, the clusters are small and uncompressed, and the grains are small and very concentrated in noble compounds that will eventually pass into the wine.
In addition, these light-coloured soils and the presence of stones on their surface increase the reflection of light during the day and make the temperature cooler at night in the area where the clusters grow, favouring their slow maturation without the risk of sunburn, or the excessive temperature increase that may impair the varietal expression of our wines.
Finally, being situated on a hillside without an excessive slope and having a northeast orientation, the sun exposure is increased, avoiding at the same time waterlogging and erosion. These factors favour a balanced and perfect vineyard growth for the production of high oenological quality grapes.
Goru 18M. Great gold in Catavinum
Our GORU 18M has been the only wine in the area of D.O.P Jumilla that was awarded the Great GOLD in the Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition, becoming one of the 15 best wines of Spain.
We have also received a gold medal in many of our other wines including; Infinito, Goru 38 Barrels, Strength, Goru Monastrell, Talent 12 Months and Marionette.
Spring, closer and closer
At this time of year our landscape has a beautiful white and pink colour, thanks to the blossom of the almond trees which announces the arrival of spring.
These trees fill the landscape with life, replacing the green of the inactive vineyards.