We are finally close to kicking off the 2013 harvest season at Mezzacorona in September! Chardonnay is normally first out of the gate, however, the start date this year is 10-12 days later than normal due to a cool spring.
Here in Trentino spring 2013 was pretty cold and longer than usual, causing a significant delay for the beginning of the harvest. However, the months of July and August were characterized by hot and stable weather that have guaranteed a consistent and perfect ripeness for all varietals.
Quantities are expected to be great and the quality will be impressive, even though this year the strong weather conditions put everyone through the wringer.
The heavy rains during spring made it a tough job for our farmers and vineyard managers, but thanks to hard work and meticulous attention throughout the year, the vines developed properly and the grapes have grown healthy and in great quantity.
Ultimately, these last summer days, characterized by moderately warm days and cold nights, have been ideal to help the grapes reach an intense aroma profile and the perfect acidity.
Despite a year of strong weather, the grapes are ready and our farmers look forward to start picking them.
We wish the entire Mezzacorona team a great harvest for 2013!