Sprouting and Maturation Dates of the main autochthonous varieties of the Spanish Vineyard.

In recent decades, many foreign vine varieties have been introduced and native Spanish varieties have been neglected Most of the Spanish varieties are better adapted to our climate and growing conditions.
When establishing the vineyard, the sprouting season is very important, as it conditions resistance to spring frosts. The ripening date also has an influence on the quality of the grapes, since if it is not well adapted it may not be able to express the optimum sugar, acidity, aromas or color.
It is very important when carrying out a vine plantation to know in advance the behavior of the different varieties in our location, as they will condition subsequent operations in the vineyard.

Table of sprouting dates of the main vine varieties of Spanish viticulture.

Variety Sprouting
Airen Late: April 13-18
Albariño Early: March 23-28
Albillo Mayor Mid-Late: April 8-12
Bobal Medium: 3-7 April
Brancellao Mid-Late: April 8-12
Cayetana Blanca Mid-Late: April 8-12
Forcallada Tinta Late: April 13-18
Garnacha Blanca Medium: 3-7 April
Garnacha Tinta Medium: 3-7 April
Garnacha Tintorera Early: March 23-28
Graciano Late: April 13-18
Macabeo Late: April 13-18
Malvasia Mid-Early: March 29-April 2
Command Mid-Late: April 8-12
Mazuela Medium: 3-7 April
Mencia Medium: 3-7 April
Peach Mid-Early: March 29-April 2
Monastrell Late: April 13-18
Small Grain Muscat Early: March 23-28
Palomino Fino Medium: 3-7 April
Parellada Medium: 3-7 April
Pedro Ximenez Medium: 3-7 April
New Plant Medium: 3-7 April
Tight Weevil Medium: 3-7 April
Souson Mid-Late: April 8-12
Tempranillo Late: April 13-18
Treixidura Medium: 3-7 April
Verdejo Medium: 3-7 April
Verdil Medium: 3-7 April
Xarello Mid-Early: March 29-April 2

Maturation dates of the main Spanish grape varieties:

Airen Late Ripening: 26 Sept. – 5 Oct.
Albariño Early Ripening: August 15-25
Albillo Mayor Early Ripening: August 15-25
Bobal Medium Ripening: September 6-15
Brancellao Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.
Cayetana Blanca Late Ripening: 26 Sept. – 5 Oct.
Forcallada Tinta Late Ripening: 26 Sept. – 5 Oct.
Garnacha Blanca Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.
Garnacha Tinta Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.
Garnacha Tintorera Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.
Graciano Medium Ripening: September 6-15
Macabeo Early Ripening: August 15-25
Malvasia Early Ripening: August 15-25
Mandon Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.
Mazuela Mid-Late: September 16-25
Mencia Early Ripening: August 15-25
Peach Medium Ripening: September 6-15
Monastrell Medium Ripening: September 6-15
Small Grain Muscat Early Ripening: August 15-25
Palomino Fino Medium Ripening: September 6-15
Parellada Mid-Late: September 16-25
Pedro Ximenez Medium Ripening: September 6-15
New Plant Late Ripening: 26 Sept. – 5 Oct.
Tight Weevil Early Ripening: August 15-25
Souson Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.
Tempranillo Early Ripening: August 15-25
Treixidura Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.
Verdejo Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.
Verdil Early Ripening: August 15-25
Xarello Mid-Early: 26-Aug-5 Sept.

Observations on the sprouting and maturation of the vineyard. 

The study is carried out on the same farm, under local weather conditions, pruning season and rootstocks that will determine the dates. However, these tables can serve as a reference to be able to compare and draw conclusions in our plantation area.

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