Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Warm and dry the 2017 summer. Grape harvest starts early to avoid excess grape ripening.
Producer estimates a 20-30% drop in production for whites and 10-15% for reds, accompanied by a low yield in the cellar, despite the fact that a high quality standard of grapes is expected.
The effect of drought and high temperatures, with little or almost no thermal excursion, in hill viticulture.
The decline in production should not be a problem for the production of traditional balsamic vinegar that absorbs a minimum share of harvested grapes. It is likely an increase in costs reimbursed by the good quality of the produced must.