May 7, 2012 - 10:07
Wineries have said that the last two weeks of April saw the greatest grape activity of the harvest. The harvest for white grapes is coming to end while red varietals (and possibly red table grapes) are at their peak. The 2012 crop is on track to be larger than the 2011 crop, and is expected to be larger than earlier estimations. Despite a bumper crop on the horizon, grape prices are remaining high. The final price has yet to be fixed, but looks to be around CLP $250 per kilo, (freight and alcohol degree must be added before ending at the winery.) The long, hot summer was positive for grape growers and bulk producers remain happy with the 2012 weather conditions.
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