2015年份纳帕谷酿酒葡萄进入采收季

(2015年7月24日,美国加利福尼亚州圣赫勒拿发布)即日起,纳帕谷葡萄酒的爱好者们可以通过纳帕谷酿酒商协会的官方网站:napavintners.com/harvest实时了解2015年份纳帕谷葡萄成熟季采收的全过程。该网站的内容囊括了最新的采收图片、葡萄照片以及更多有趣的背后故事。

(24 July 2015, St. Helena, California, USA)  Napa Valley wine lovers can follow the progress of the 2015 harvest on the Napa Valley Vintners website at napavintners.com/harvest.  The site includes lots of up-to-the-minute photos and the stories behind them.

Napa vineyard with mustard

用于起泡酒的酿酒葡萄是最先成熟的,起泡酒的生产商玛姆纳帕酒庄已经开始了收割。接下来成熟的将是用于酿制白葡萄酒的葡萄,之后则是酿制红葡萄酒的葡萄,这是根据不同葡萄品种的不同成熟期而决定的。纳帕谷的葡萄采收将在今年10月底结束。

Grapes that go into sparkling wines are harvested first, and sparkling wine producer Mumm Napa Valley has already started harvesting.  Next will come white wine grapes, and then red wine grapes, with different grape varieties coming in at different times. Napa Valley’s harvest will be finished by the end of October.

 

本次生长季曾出现了温暖与凉爽气温交替变化的现象,这导致了不同葡萄园、地区,甚至是同一棵葡萄树上的葡萄成熟度产生了差异。幸运的是,纳帕谷的葡萄养护都是通过手工完成的,因此葡萄园管理者可以通过修剪葡萄串上的叶子等方法来确保葡萄得到了充分的光照,从而创造出葡萄成熟的最佳条件 。

This growing season has seen alternating warm and cool temperatures, contributing to considerable variation in fruit maturity between vineyards, blocks and even different clusters on the same vine.  Fortunately, because so much of the care of vines in Napa Valley is done by hand, vineyard managers can prune the leaves above the grape clusters to create optimal conditions for sun exposure and fruit ripening.

 

纳帕谷的葡萄丰收季也是一年中最适宜的旅游季。纳帕谷酿酒商协会(NVV)的官方网站上特地精选了许多纳帕谷的旅游胜地,包括一些酒庄地图和旅行规划师的链接,方便游客定制独特的品酒路线。

Harvest time is the most popular time of year for touring Napa Valley, so the NVV website includes many sample Napa Valley travel itineraries and a link to the Winery Map & Trip Planner, where visitors can customize their own wine tasting routes.

了解更多信息,请访问napavintners.com/harvest!

Visit napavintners.com/harvest for all this and much more!