Vintage 2020, a challenging harvest

The 2020 season began with a late frost at the end of September (2019), which, like the prior vintages, will result in a harvest of many challenges for the winemaking and winegrower team at Viña La Rosa. The September frost partially affected white varieties, which will therefore have lower yields, but in turn, result in more concentrated and expressive wines. The season is expected to be normal regarding temperatures, luminosity and freshness, with a normal production of red varieties, but affected by a general condition of lack of rainfall during the winter months of 2019. This has caused a decrease in water resources available for irrigation during the summer months in almost all the valleys in Chile. “The 2020 vintage represents an important challenge, as well as an opportunity to appreciate the water resources and a unique moment to learn how to manage our vineyards in the face of a scenario of greater water scarcity at a national level” comments Eugenio Maffei, Chief Winegrower at Viña La Rosa. We expect a harvest with optimal sanitary conditions: more concentrated wines with personality.