NEWS AND EVENTS

LE GRAND TASTING by Bettane + Desseauve

2-3 December - 2021
Carrousel du Louvre - Paris

MERANO WINE FESTIVAL 

8-12 November 2021
Merano

OPERA WINES by Wine Spectator 

19th June 2021
Verona

GREAT WINES OF ITALY by James Suckling 

6th March 2020
Moor Building - Miami

WINE SYMPOSIUM VILLA D'ESTE

7-10 November 2019
Villa d'Este - Cernobbio



Climate

This region is a unique area where different winds, from the Adriatic and from the northern continent, both humid and dry, cool and warm, converge and direct themselves in different directions, thus creating a climate marked by constant change.

The colder continental east winds (the Bora) and the warmer, more humid scirocco winds from the Mediterranean prevail at different times of the year.  During the vine’s main growth period, we experience, in an average year, a humid, rainy spring, a moderately warm, dry summer, and cool autumns that can be either dry or rainy.  It is autumn, with its alternating weather, that determines whether any given year will be characterized as continental-European or northern-Mediterranean.
The area’s outstanding suitability for viticulture is largely a result of the cool, dry Bora that sweeps east from the wide, open valleys in the mountains of Slovenia and onto the Isonzo plateau.  These winds, by ensuring a wide daily temperature range and, indirectly, longer solar exposure, favour a slow ripening of the grapes.