A LONG AWAITED HARVEST
The elaboration of Polus Late Harvest begins at the end of September, when the harvest starts. At this time we choose a plot from our oldest vineyard with low production vines and small clusters. These grapes will not be harvested and will remain on their shoots.
THE SWEETNESS THAT COMES FROM RAISINIZATION
From this point on, the process of raisinization of the grapes begins. The vine begins its winter rest: the leaves wither and fall, the sap stops circulating and the vine shoot lignifies and hardens. The berries lose water and sugars accumulate. This process is aided by the gentle winds and warm autumn sun.
DRIED OUT BY THE COLD
In addition, if, as this year, we have the help of snow, it will help us to dry out the grapes of the clusters by cold.
A LATE HARVEST
When we verify that the concentration of sugars is sufficient to have a final wine of around 14º and enough residual sugar to make it a sweet wine, we proceed to the harvest. On this occasion, the chosen day was January 20th.
AND ONCE IN THE WINERY, TIME FOR THE PRESS
On arrival at the winery, the grapes are pressed slowly so that the dense must comes out well, impregnating the atmosphere with aromas of raisins, figs, honey and illusion.
WE INTRODUCE YOU: POLUS LATE HARVEST 2020
The must will begin a slow alcoholic fermentation until it completes its objective. After racking and cleaning, we will have a very aromatic wine, with a touch of freshness and acidity and sweet, without being cloying, thus ending the elaboration of Polus Late Harvest 2020.