What a great vintage!
The year started out toned down, but improved with the passing of time. There was a good distribution of rain and snow in winter that allowed for a significant accumulation of water reserves in the soil. The spring of 2013 was characterised by high rainfall and relatively low temperatures. The cold and rainy weather continued in the first month of the summer and the below-average rains and temperatures for the period until mid-July contributed to maintaining that 12/14-day delay in the vines’ development.
The turning point in mid-July, when the African anticyclone raised temperatures to even above-average numbers, had positive consequences on the grapes’ ripening.
Silver medal at International Wine & Spirit Competition – IWSC