CLIMATE AND VINTAGE

2018

Normally temperature drops to zero degree starting from the end of January to the end of February. Heavy rain can also be expected to fall during that period. New growth and primary buds of the vine appeared at the beginning of April.

Spring 2018 was unconventional in which we experienced a mixture of extreme heat , humidity and rain, which resulted in inactivation of the flower blossoms and under-development of the flower buds were unable to set . This was followed by ending of grape flowering at the beginning of June.
At the end of June the rain stopped and the temperature was customary hot.

At the end of July we had a little rain which helped to cool down the temperature, the air became fresh, this helped the grapes to ripe and become sweeter.

The harvest started at the end of August collecting first of all the Merlot and the Ciliegiolo grapes, followed by the Vermentino and the Fiano grapes, ending with the Sangiovese grapes at the beginning of October..

Ideal weather conditions continued during September and October. The weather was dry and sunny which helped all variety of grapes to reach its right stage of maturity.

CLIMATE AND VINTAGE

2017

Vintage very similar to 2015. Normally temperatures and winter, drops to zero degree only few days in january and february, New growth and primary buds of the vine appeared at the beginning of April.

The spring 2017 was hot and dry. At the end of April the rain stopped, the flowering as usual and the grape flowering ended at the beginning of june with some problems because of the temperature degree.

At the beginning of the summer season, the temperatures were higher than usual until the end of July. Fortunately the agronomic practices, already tested in the past. such as for example the green manure, to create the perfect conditions into the soil for the roots to expand deeper and deeper, the absence of irrigation and the surface treatments of the soil, prevented the maturation of the grapes.

At the end of July a little rain helped the temperature to reach the seasonal average and helped the temperature range, a situation stressed by more rain in the middle of August.
The temperature range between the night and the day, and the air more fresh during the day, this helped the grapes to ripe and become sweeter.

The harvest started at the end of August collecting first of all the Merlot and the Ciliegiolo grapes, followed by the Vermentino and the Fiano grapes, ending with the Sangiovese grapes at the beginning of October.
Ideal weather conditions continued during September. The weather was dry and sunny which helped all variety of grapes and parcel to reach its right stage of maturity.

CLIMATE AND VINTAGE

2016

Manual vintage. The autumn was unusual hot and the winter rained a lot, dropped to zero degree only in february. New growth and primary buds of the vine appeared in the middle of April thanks to the higher temperatures.

The spring 2016 was characterized by a mix of rain and sunny day, the temperatures always dropped under the normal temperatures season.
At the beginning of the summer season, the temperatures returned to average with some periods in July higher than usual.
The trend of temperatures and the good water reserves accumulated during the winter and the spring, allowed the vines not to go into water stress and to reach its right stage of maturity.

At the beginning of August the environment helped the temperature range between the day and the night. Heavy rain in the middle of August. The general conditions and the climatic trend at the end of the summer helped the grapes to become sweeter and to reach the perfect ripeness.

The harvest started at the beginning of September collecting first of all the Merlot and the Ciliegiolo grapes, ending with the Sangiovese grapes in the middle of October.

CLIMATE AND VINTAGE

2015

Normal vintage. After a nice winter season, drops to zero degree only few days in january and february, and heavy rain, the vines sprouted at the beginning of April.

Spring 2018 was hot and dry. This was followed by flowering and primary buds of the vine at the begging of June.

At the end of July the rain helped to cool down the temperature until the middle of August. The air became fresh and this helped the grapes to ripe and become sweeter.

The harvest started at the beginning of September collecting first of all the Merlot and the Ciliegiolo grapes, ending with the Sangiovese grapes in the middle of October.

CLIMATE AND VINTAGE

2014

Irregular vintage. Because of a mild winter, the flowering and primary buds started late, at the end of April.

Mid-spring was characterized by temperatures higher than usual and the period between the flowering and the primary buds was shorter.

The summer started fine but in the middle of July the rain get lower the temperatures until the end of August.

In september the wind helped the grapes to dry and to grow.

The harvest started in the middle of September collecting first of all the Merlot and the Ciliegiolo grapes, ending with the Sangiovese grapes at the end of October.

The grapes with a slower maturity didn’t reach the top to produce Riservas. For this reason, SATOR Winery didn’t produce the Operaundici 2014 and the Sileno Sangiovese 2014.