Things were regular up until May when the temperatures dropped significantly and the Mistral winds picked up, causing flowering to delay, and negatively affecting fruit set. This was particularly worrisome for white grapes. Red varieties were less affected by these phenomena, and in fact, Cannonau seems to have increased its quantities over 2018. Day/night temperature swings were excellent throughout the region so wonderful aromatic profiles and color can be expected. The grapes are very healthy as well leading us to believe in an excellent overall level of quality.
RAFFAELE CANI of SANTADI
The 2019 harvest will be remembered for the very cold month of May, which slowed the entire season. A mild summer favored excellent ripening and the chance to pick the grapes at the perfect moment. Regular rainfall in spring and drastic temperature swings between day and night allowed for an excellent cycle and healthy grapes. The wines are not yet ready, but initial tastings show structured, fresh whites with excellent aromatic persistence. The reds, which are about to start aging, are very balanced, with vivid and intense colors. Fragrant, refined, fruity, with great freshness and mature but mild tannins.