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



Vintage 2004

The growing season can be characterised by noting that its weather was definitely of the continental type.
Budbreak began during a period marked by absence of late frost.
Nevertheless, low temperatures and some rainstorms in early May retarded shoot growth and slowed down somewhat successive growth phases.
Later, in late May, hotter weather favoured optimal flowering, with abundant fruit set. The result was the formation and development of more compact, and larger, clusters.
The summer season presented management challenges, with fairly frequent rains and mild temperatures, bringing about increased vegetative vigour and higher risk of fungal infection. In late June it was still difficult to form an optimistic view of the growing year, but the unpredictability of the weather does often favour us, and from mid-August on conditions turned encouraging. High pressure then held for almost a month, with bright sunlight and significant diurnal temperature fluctuations. Conditions during this period ensured a perfect final growth phase to the vine and optimal ripening to the grapes. A higher cluster weight gave us a slightly larger production that we had anticipated.