It’s been a very difficult vintage for some areas, including the centre and south of Italy. There have, however, been some very important exceptions such as Valpolicella and Friuli where the quality is very good. In Sicily and Sardinia, some growers lost 45% of their production, and in Veneto and Friuli many lost up to 20% but the quality remained very good. In the north of Italy we have to say that the climate change is positive and thanks to irrigation and a good amount of water available, we’ve been able to benefit from the increase in temperature and sunlight.
In Veneto it’ll be better for reds – it’s been a very good vintage for Corvinone, but a little too warm and dry for Garganega.