Harvest Report 2015
The Franca lagares have been spectacular

Patience, playing the waiting game, was key during the 2015 harvest in the Douro. Confidence and flexibility in interrupting picking, or changing the order of picking, ensured that each grape variety realized its full qualitative potential. While many ‘jumped the gun’ and picked too early, Symington Family Estates’ viticulture and winemaking teams held fast and were rewarded with fully ripened fruit with balanced maturations. Due to the specific climatic conditions of the year, some of the finest wines were made in the Douro Superior.