The season began with a cold and rainy winter of 2017, which allowed sufficient water to accumulate in the soil and an adequate amount of cold hours. Spring 2017 did not record any significant frosts and continued with good temperature and light conditions, allowing excellent growth and flowering. From December 2017 until mid-February 2018, maximum temperatures were moderate throughout the central zone and in particular in Apalta, which determined a prolonged fruit set and ripening.
After the second half of February 2018, there was a rise in temperatures, with temperatures above 35Â°C, accelerating the ripening processes on the early varieties. March was cool, which allowed a slow accumulation of sugars without a great loss of acidity, which are both the key to wines of great balance and quality.