In general, after a mild and not very rainy month of January, starting in February there was also a much higher rainfall.
April, instead , was quite dry and hot , with temperatures higher than usual. Also in the months of May and June the thermal values and the precipitations were higher than the average of the period. All this has created a remarkable humidity which created the right conditions for attacks of downy mildew and oidium that have seriously engaged winegrowers with multiple and various treatments.
The months of July and August were characterized by unstable weather with brief peaks of temperatures above the average, interrupted by storms and some hailstorms.
Generally speaking these months were cooler than usual and it delayed the vegetative the ripening of a few days. However the months of September and October have passed favorably , allowing a regular and scheduled harvest. This period was characterized by warm and bright days, often windy too.
The difference in temperature between day and night has favored the maturation of red grapes, , rewarding all late varieties from a qualitative point of view.
So we have been able to harvest grapes healthy and perfectly ripened , with good concentration ,rich in fresh fruity flavours and balnced acidity. Quantity was in the average.