The winter of 2013/2014 was wet but relatively mild, with an exceptionally warm February. A hot spring followed, and the beginning of the vegetative cycle was marked by the vines' rapid growth. Unstable weather conditions in June and July, months characterised by storms and large variations in temperature, saw the vines development somewhat delayed, however, a cool, dry August meant that the problems normally associated with the high temperatures of the Douro Valley, such as hydric stress, were avoided, and the grapes matured significantly in this period. The vintage began earlier than usual, and although some rain fell throughout September, the grapes were picked in an optimum state of maturity and brought into the winery in perfect condition, allowing the production of some excellent wines.
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