Harvest is getting close very quickly. Forecasts of an early harvest, risen by the early budding we experienced, were confirmed by this summer’s several hot peaks. All these heatwaves, although, were alternated with cooler periods and nights were always fresher, thanks to both temperature leaps and ventilation.
I would have preferred a slower ripening, but this is the current situation and we are doing all we can to face it at our best. These kind of seasons demand our full commitment in managing the foliage and aid irrigation. It will also be of fundamental importance for harvest to be carried out during the cooler hours of the day.
All in all, there are good reasons to believe this will be a vintage giving us full-bodied wines, still carrying the typical elegance of this terroir.