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HARVEST 2016

HARVEST 2016

The harvest started in the last week of August with the sparkling wine bases and ended in the first week of October with the picking of Ribolla for Archètipi.

The 2016 vintage will certainly be remembered in Friuli as one of the best in recent years. The weather trend at the end of August and the first few days of September had wide day-to-night temperature swings, with daytime temperatures never higher than 27°C and cool nights with temperatures between 13 and 15°C. This guaranteed ideal grape ripening from the point of view of enhancing aroma and freshness, even for early ripening varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.

The grapes were perfectly healthy at the harvest, with good acidity levels (higher than average), low pH and with a more delicate and precise aromatic expression. The absence of rain during the harvest and a perfectly-equipped cellar, like the one Puiatti has today, allowed a meticulous selection of grapes in the field, both in terms of variety and ripening times.

The results of this harvest and the work done in the cellar will be seen throughout the Puiatti line, but will be particularly clear for the Sauvignon, Ribolla and Pinot Grigio, grape varieties that have particularly benefited from these favourable climate conditions.