The 2022 vintage was characterised by a cold but dry winter followed by a mild spring with very
little rain, permitting slow but even bud growth. Bud break began early in April, and the mild
weather favoured growth, with flowering occurring as early as the end of May, 10 to 15 days
ahead of the usual dates. Temperatures of around 30 degrees, more typical of the height of
summer, were registered early in June, while July temperatures peaked at over 35 degrees. The
vines reacted well and continued to grow, staying ahead of schedule and beginning
to change colour on the 20 th of July. The drought fortunately ended with the first rain
on the 29th of July, followed by more cool, rainy days in August, though not damp
enough to have adverse effects on the health of the grapes. Good weather in
September, with a strong temperature excursion between day and night, ensured
that the grapes were ripe by the end of the month.
Harvest date 26 – 27 September
Average yield per hectare 4200 kg
Average to high quality for all vines
Annate simili 2007 2009 2011 2017
The 2021 vintage was characterised by drought during the summer months. After the abundant winter rains, there was no rain until autumn.
Thanks to a warm end of winter, the vines sprouted early, in mid-March, only to be forced to a sudden halt at the beginning of April due to a cold wave that created quite a few problems in some areas, but fortunately, we were spared.
June and July were mild and not too hot, favouring the growth of the vines and grapes without any problems. August saw a few heat waves that highlighted the lack of rain, but the vines held up quite well.
The harvest began normally, at the beginning of August, and closed around the 25th. Unfortunately, we were hit by an intense hailstorm on the 23rd of August, which destroyed most of the leaves and some of the grapes.
Fortunately, after this rain and hail, the weather remained fine until harvest time, allowing the affected grapes to dry out and not to mould, and the healthy grapes to complete ripening.
Harvest 7 and 8 October, little production but of excellent quality.
The year began with a mild and dry winter and continued with a very warm March which made the vines sprout very early. At the beginning of April, with most of the buds out, an anomalous cold wave arrived, culminating in a dusting of snow and three mornings of sub-zero temperatures, causing considerable damage to the buds. In fact, it froze almost half of the buds which were then reborn but unfortunately without grapes, immediately compromising production.
April and May, rainy but also quite warm, allowed the vines to recover from the stress of the cold and to grow well, flowering in early June. A typical summer ensued, with some peaks of heat but not excessive, little rain until August, veraison began at the end of July and ended around 20 August, far earlier than in previous years.
Early September with some heavy rains followed by hot and dry days meant excellent ripening, the harvest took place for the first time in Sanlorenzo in September. The date of the harvest was 28 and 29 September. The very high quality wines have nice acidity and an alcohol content below the average of recent years, with a good and pleasant framework, a style which could remind us of some harvests of the last century.
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