The season comes…

Here we are, as every year, anxious and confident, waiting for the new season for our vineyards. Once the works that have seen us busy in the winter months are over, we see the show that every year is always repeated with great emotion on our part: the vegetative restart. While all the hills revive with new leaves and timid buds, even the vine begins to show the first signs of awakening. This year the buds of the vine began to hatch as early as March 20th, with a significant advance compared to 2018: on average, they are recorded between ten and fifteen days in advance in the budding of the different varieties. We refer to the variety that in our area has the earliest budding which is Nebbiolo, which every year gives us the measure of the progress of the season. The warm and sunny days of March are responsible for this advance in the resumption of the vine, which if too early exposes it to the risk of late frosts. The abundant rain that fell between 3rdand 4thApril partly melted the apprehensions for a season that seemed to start with the scarcity of water resources: in fact, from January until April it never rained, except for two short but still precious snowfalls. Even in the second week of April, more than 30 millimeters of water have fallen, which slowly descending into the ground have assured our vine plants a surely useful contribution to face the new season.