(Montalcino, October 16, 2015) - The 2015 harvest started on August 27 with the picking of Pinot Grigio, followed by Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
The growing season was distinguished by good climate conditions, typical of our region. Thanks to the regular rainfalls during winter and spring, the soils could make enough water provisions, which helped for avoiding any hydro stress to the vines through the long summer period characterized by high temperatures. The good temperature changes between day and night allowed the grapes to reach a perfect ripening.
The maturation of the white varieties happened a bit later than usual, and the picking of the healthy grapes could benefit of wonderful climate conditions. At the same time, the red grapes were slightly in advance, with an excellent phenolic ripeness. Since the first week of September, we started already with the cutting of Merlot and Syrah. The maturation and harvest of Sangiovese were a little early as well, and we completed the picking in the first week of October.
Either the ripening than the harvest period happened without significant rainfalls, which made easier the harvest operations and preserved the health of grapes. At a certain point, the good weather conditions allowed interrupting the cutting of Cabernet Sauvignon, which could reach its perfect phenolic maturation. The harvest concluded on October 13.
Now we can say that 2015 is a vintage of high quality and it will be included among the greatest of the last decade.