The 2020 vintage began in the name of a winter without particular criticalities, characterized by mild temperatures and little rainfall, especially snowy ones. The first part of spring was relatively dry and sunny. The months of March and April were spent under the banner of good weather and mild temperatures, with little rainfall, suggesting, in the first instance, an early vintage. This forecast, however, was denied in May, when the unstable climate recorded a considerable number of rainy days, a situation that lasted until late June.
As far as the longer cycle vines such as Nebbiolo are concerned, there was immediately the feeling of an early vintage given the veraison which took place between the beginning and the middle of August. Subsequently, the drop in temperatures caused a temporary slowdown in ripening which then resumed exponentially in the second half of September.
The Nebbiolo was harvested in optimal conditions: the not excessive night temperatures led to a rapid accumulation of polyphenols which were already at excellent values around mid-September.
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