“During the grape harvest, my day starts in the vineyards. Tasting the grapes is the best way of assessing ripeness and setting the harvest date. It’s the most difficult decision to make, whether to wait or begin the harvest. It depends a lot on the individual plot, the grape variety, but most of all, it depends on what we believe to be the best expression of that particular terroir” José Luís Moreira da Silva, winemaker at Quinta dos Murças, Douro