Dry periods and frost in April and then tropical nights, periods of heat, and lots of rain again and again: this year was not easy for us. The caprices of the weather brought along with them reductions in the harvest of up to 20% of the normal average yields. Nevertheless, expectations are for a good vintage with quaffable wines that are typical and inviting for Alto Adige.
In our vineyards we began the harvest around fourteen to twenty days earlier than usual, around August 25. The autumn weather, with temperatures during the day of up to 30 degrees C. and at night below 15 degrees C. had a positive effect upon the harvest. And the quality of the harvested grapes looks good: the first analyses of the white varieties have shown that the sugar-acidity relationship is balanced – an important fundamental precondition for fresh white wines with a good potential to develop. With the red varieties, it is above all else the Pinot Noirs but also the late-maturing varieties that present themselves with interesting values. That is thanks not least to the tireless commitment of our family in the vineyards.