The 2018 growing season will be remembered for frequent rain showers particularly during winter and spring. These climatic trends guaranteed excellent groundwater reserves that were considerably depleted after 2017’s drought conditions. Bud break took place one week later than seasonal averages. Summer’s hot and dry weather provided ideal conditions for slow, progressive ripening of the grapes. September, the month when grape harvesting takes place, saw low levels of rainfall and above average temperatures however nights were cool preserving the grapes’ aromas and acidity levels.
Merlot for Cont’Ugo was harvested between the first and second week of September.
Cont'Ugo is available for purchase in increments of 6