The 2016 vintage was characterised by a wet winter, followed by intensely dry spring and summer. Thanks to the water reserves accumulated over winter, vines maintained good levels of vegetal mass, which assured perfect ripeness, especially in high altitude vineyards. Vineyard health was in general very good.
The ripening process was slow, due to the water stress suered during summer, but there was a parallel ripening of sugar content and polyphenols, but with a big drop in acidity brought about by the intense heat in September.
Overall it was a very good vintage in terms of both quality and quantity. Most picking was done around 10th. October.