Harvest began in the second week of September and was distinguished by the fast gathering of perfectly ripe and healthy grapes, which were brought to the cellar between one rainy day and another. The second half of September experienced sudden changes: average temperature was below 20°C and rain has also fallen, an unusual phenomenon to witness along the Bolgheri coast. To prevent the rain from altering the rich characteristics of the grapes, the harvest of Merlot – especially in the highest sections of Argentiera – was hastened to bring perfectly ripe and balanced grapes to the cellar. The rain has not damaged the grapes, which have immediately expressed delicate aromas and exceptional elegance, revealing characteristics that are strikingly different from those harvested at the beginning of September. Waiting for the perfect polyphenolic maturity of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc led to harvesting abundant grapes towards the end of September, endowed with remarkable fruit.
The resulting wines are characterized by a great balance and harmony between tannins, acidity and aromas. A well-balanced and long-lived vintage.