|We started the crop year with large water reserves thanks to the rainy autumn of 2008 and also to the wet winter of 2009. The first Xarel·lo vines started to bud in mid-March,
which meant we were two weeks ahead in the cycle compared to 2008. Budding still coincided with the rainy months of March and April, which led to early attacks of
mildew, but May and June were quite dry and hot which allowed the vegetation to fill out well and very healthily, perfect for green pruning. July saw 41 L of rain, which helped to move the cycle along, refilling the reserves that had been consumed. The average annual temperatures began to rise in May, June and July, but the most decisive time was a very dry and very hot August, especially during the week from the 14th to the 20th, which led to an advance in the cycle in all the varieties. Harvest was fast and very intense. The average annual temperature was 14.4 ºC (annual average of 15.3 ºC) and annual rainfall was 526 mm (annual average 520 mm). 40% Macabeo harvested on 21st August.40% Xarel.lo harvested on 2nd September.20% Parellada harvested on 10th September.