The Primitivo Harvest

As forecasted, the harvest of red grapes has begun a bit later than usual too, more or less 12 days of delay compared to the last two years. Primitivo – so called due to its early ripening– is always on the front line; the first bunches were harvested on September 2nd from the small and typical bush vines, in particular those near the Ionian coast which tend to be the first to bear ripe fruit, due to their low yield and the specific terroir.

The optimal phytosanitary state, result of targeted and effective agronomic management, along with stable weather conditions and a clear start of the harvest time, have brought about excellent results.

Quantity decrease is about 30%, but speaking of qualitative level, the specific analytical parameters are very gratifying: good average sugar content, great acidity, as well as colour and phenolic quality that lay the ground for an excellent vintage.