In Langa, 1997 was exceptional both in terms of weather conditions and the magnitude of weather events. The year, started with bad weather, biting cold and many snowfalls, was characterized from the third ten days of January until May by a long period of dry climate and, often, above-average temperatures.
The most rainy month was June: its 130 mm of precipitation re-established only in part the average level of annual water availability. The scarcity of rain in the first months came up again in the following months, to such an extent that precipitation from January to September ’97 was 60% of the average datum of the period.
From a thermal point of view, 1997 was a warm year, often with above-average temperatures, both in the first months and the summer and early autumn, with positive effects on the sugar accumulation of grapes.
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