Last vintage report
The 2017 harvest was officially concluded at the end of September with the picking of Sagrantino grapes in Montefalco, confirming that this is a vintage to be remembered in terms of early ripening and substantial grape concentration. Some sporadic rainfall in the second half of September was successful in “mitigating” the excesses of the summer’s heat, balancing out the ripening process and allowing us to harvest with slightly longer intervals compared to the earlier harvested grapes. Overall the white grapes, thanks to the precious contribution of summer irrigation, have produced wines with good aromatic profile, higher alcohol levels compared to 2016, but balanced and structured.
The red grapes with medium to late ripening (Sangiovese) and the late-ripening varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sagrantino) have produced wines that are very concentrated, alcoholic and with great power – wines in which the tannic component has been kept under control in the cellars by using great care in the macerations and reducing the punching-down frequencies, in order to optimize and balance the vintage’s exuberant alcohol content.
On the other hand, the 2017 harvest has confirmed itself as one of the vintages with the lowest quantity of the past decades.