It's harvest time and the member cooperatives of Castell d'Or received the grape growers whose members are vintage now. Plants of Vila-rodona, L'Arboç Bellvei are operating at 100%, while in the Conca de Barbera will do soon.
Member cooperatives of Castell d'Or in Penedès region began harvest in late August, with Chardonnay and Macabeo. As these varieties, as Technical Director of Castell d'Or, Joan Rabadà, "health is good and moderate." Now is entering Xarel·lo, predominant variety in Penedès, with quality and excellent health. In red varieties, only now is starting with Tempranillo and Merlot, with a very proper graduation.
The Conca de Barbera's harvest will begin next week with Macabeo and it is expected to be of good quality.
If you have the opportunity to walk through this area, it is worth living first hand harvesting, either on foot vine and approach some of these and see how cooperative and out tractors to download the grape.