Lots of rain and humidity and a very late start of the growing season made me nervous as to pick or hold. The problems were various for the 2013 harvest as the maturation generally was 2 weeks late and in every single vineyard the maturation was extremely variable from one vine to another. It was only until end of October that the situation improved and so we were forced to pick for the rosé over a time period from late September until end of October, whereas in a normal vintage we start mid September and finish end of September… Read the rest of this entry »
Bad weather has especially hit the Randazzo area this harvest. In September we had to cut away the damaged grapes due to a hail blast which luckily did not ruin all grapes because we left a good leaf quantity over the clusters. Still, the loss was great and more than 2000 kg. of grapes were cut down.