The vintages

The vintages


2007

First year of production, very favourable climate throughout the whole year, particularly during fall, with sun virtually every day for 3 subsequent months, until the harvesting of 3rd November.

2008

Not produced.

2009

Warm amd rainy vintage, especially during Sep-Oct, which made necessary a strong selection of grapes during the whole fall season. By reducing the yield, we obtained a very ripe fruit, which is reflected in an opulent wine, luckily well balanced by the acidity typical of the Aglianico, which was harvested on 31st October.

2010

Mild temperature and little rain led to a more regular vintage, reflected in a fresh and elegant vintage. Harvesting took place on November 5th.

2011

Very peculiar vintage, with the alternation of heavy rine and warm sunny days. This led to a massive drop in yields, resulting in a very concentrated fruit, with high level of sugar. Consequently the wine has 15% alcohol and a bit of residual sugar, which is unusual for a dry wine. Harvesting on Oct, 29th.

2012

Very regular vintage with nice summer and a mild fall. Perfectly ripe grapes were harvested on November 6th.

2013

Extremely tough vintage with abundant rains, especially during the end of the season. This made us wait for the haversting until November 8th.

2014

This vintage was characterized by heavy rains during the summer, which –de facto- never materialized. Luckily enough this was followed by an incredibly warm fall, with minimal rain, which allowed the grapes to be ripe for the picking on 1st November. What was particularly striking to me is that the leaves started to become red in mid-October!

2015

Very warm vintage, with little rain (no rain for 3 subsequent month in Jul-Sep) followed by a rainy October, which led us to harvest on 27th October