As a result, water reserves were fully replenished after being depleted from an extremely dry 2017. By the end of April, budding had generally begun in the surrounding Fuentenebro area. As is usual in the Ribera del Duero, mid-May posed great risk of frost, but consistent high winds in the area kept it at bay and the vineyards were unaffected. Spring extended into June with rain and cool temperatures; unusual for this time of year. Summer arrived late, at the beginning of July, and was characterized by dry, hot conditions allowing for the fruit to reach optimal ripeness. The harvest ran from October 5th-October 13th. .