The 2017 wine year will be remembered for the warm climate and in particular for the low rainfall. The winter was mild with few snowfalls, while the spring was characterized by some rains and temperatures above the seasonal average which further favored the vegetative development of the vine, which immediately proved to be early and which persisted for the rest of the season. A long period of good weather began in May due to the passage of numerous anticyclones.
Starting from the first week of September, temperatures dropped significantly and a trend closer to the seasonal averages was noted with significant temperature changes between day and night. The polyphenolic profile of black berried grapes with a medium – long vegetative cycle, such as Nebbiolo, benefited most from this situation, which recorded data that differ from other “hot” vintages. In fact, this year there are better values both in terms of quantity and in terms of extractability.
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