PRN: Excellent 2011 Harvest at La Scolca
Excellent 2011 Harvest at La Scolca [18-October-2011] GAVI, Italy, October 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 harvest atÂ La Scolca started on 24 August, earlier than anticipated.
Excellent 2011 Harvest at La Scolca
GAVI, Italy, October 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The 2011 harvest atÂ La Scolca started on 24 August, earlier than anticipated. Really a great harvest!
Was the 2003 harvest hotter than the 2011 vintage? This is the question that consumers will ask as soon as they have a bottle of wine on the table, especially white, vintage 2011.
Our answer will be that 2003 was perhaps the peak for higher temperatures, but the 2011 season had a warm climate, daily, for a long period - people say this is very out of the ordinary for the last 100 years.
A high level of quality characterizes the 2011 vintage of La Scolca.
The fundamental difference with the quality of our white grapes was that they experienced some cool nights, unlike 2003, which allowed the plants to recover from the stress of the day. The reason for our early harvest, in comparison with the rest of the Gavi area, was due to the correct processing of both the soil and the vines. This fact has been a great help in Â following the rules of the University of Bordeaux, city of origin of the agronomist who monitors our vineyards.
The 92nd La Scolca harvest, compared to the average of the Gavi DOCG area, started in advance, thanks to studied and advanced cultivation techniques.
A high quality distinguishes the 2011 vintage of La Scolca.
The water reserves, accumulated duringÂ winter, have offset the heat and lack of rainfall in summer 2011.Â
Specific weather events, especially during fruit set, gave increases or decreases in quantity when compared to last year, with fairly small variations in both situations. The hot temperature inÂ Summer was significant in determining the early harvest. The months of June and July and also early August were dedicated to the "climate rotation" andÂ the usual heat has been interrupted by periods of cooler temperatures often accompanied by rain. The change of pace arrived before mid-August, with intense heat that lasted nearly to the end of the month, encouraging an acceleration of aging.
In terms of quality, expectations were confirmed with a high quality, mainly due to the fact that the grapes have not been stressed and they are healthy and beautiful, with good sugar content and good, stable acidity.