The final results fo 2020 harvest was definitely excellent!!
The bud break was at the end of March and we suffered, if slightly, for late frost . The spring as well the beginning of the summer started well with warm and sunny days but finished quite wet and cool and rainy and it was not easy because it forced us to sprays the vineyards several times . Furtherly the managing of the canopy was not easy because the availability of water in the ground pushed the vines to produce a lot of vegetation and we need to edge the vine several times . Anyway it did not affect the fruit set but delayed the regular development of the fruit . The summer really started in July was warm and quite dry but we did not suffer for problem of draught because of the deposit of water the soils made previously. Also the temperature even if warm was not really hot , except for a few days.
So at the end of August the ripening was quite late and someone was afraid the grapes were not able to reach the full ripeness.
Luckily, as it often happen when the summer started later , we had one of the best September ever : a long period of Sunny and warm days ( but not too hot and followed by the typical cool night of the period) allows the grapes the rich the full ripeness at the end of September beginning of October in perfect conditions . The crop was smaller than average because of the small damage due to late frost previously mentioned . The quality was very good with grapes healthy and well balanced ,which allows us to produce wines rich of fruit character, with nice acidity and good structure both available for early drinking and long ageing. In the year of Covid the quality of the harvest was one of the few positive thing to remember !