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Let Luxembourg's grape harvest begin!
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Let Luxembourg's grape harvest begin!

03.10.2013 From our online archive
Winemakers from private and cooperative wineries along the Moselle put on their working clothes on Wednesday and went to the vineyards to start this year's grape harvest.

(MSS/nas) Winemakers from private and cooperative wineries along the Moselle put on their working clothes on Wednesday and went to the vineyards to start this year's grape harvest.

The harvest started slightly later than in previous years with winemakers saying in early September that they expect an average yield, after a rather long and cold winter, as well as a wet spring. Luckily the summer brought sunshine and warmer weather right in time for the blossoming. 

The high temperatures in July and August were crucial to the grapes, that proved almost perfect in weight and acidity when the harvest begun on Wednesday.

On October 11 the Luxembourgish young white wine, also called "Fiederwäissen", will be in the shops.