‘We would prefer God to decide,’ says Almaviva winemaker

Source: Almaviva, June 2017

Oakville and Pauillac may have the same quantity of rainfall on average annually but, as the bar graph above shows, the distribution of that rainfall is totally different: in Pauillac, it rains almost every month, but in Napa, the rain mainly falls in the winter and spring, leaving the rest of the year dry. Meanwhile, in the Maipo, irrigation is necessary to keeps the vines alive.

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