The quality was jeopardized by late September and October rainfalls. This year the location and exposure of each vineyard made the difference: elegant and fresh grapes lacking tannic density from some vineyards – very good grapes with excellent character and spice, high gradations but also good minerality in the vineyards in front of them. Very poor quantity. Average good quality.
Excellent vintage. It was a generally regular climate year, without health issues for the vineyards. the only event to attract the growers’ attention was the lack of rain late July during veraison, but the drought was relieved by rain in late August and early eptember. Steady warm weather without peaks of excessive heat in the final month maintained the balance and helped the grapes to ripen perfectly without over-maturation.
Excellent vintage. The weather was extremely regular and respected ideal conditions at every stage and season. A cold and relatively dry winter. A spring characterised by wet weather in March and April, and dry weather in May and June, always with regular temperatures, guaranteeing perfect growth of the vegetation and excellent flowering and fruit set of the grapes. The summer was hot, with maximum temperatures in July, but also featuring very positive temperature swings from hot days to cool evenings and nights, which ensured constant growth of the bunches without stress. The month of August, which was also hot, was characterised by sporadic rainfall that ensured a good start to the ripening of the crop. Harvesting took place between mid-September and early October in dry and windy weather.