In 2020 the vegetation cycle began relatively early. Although we had a snowy winter, especially in the mountains, March and April were both very mild and forced bud break approximately 10 days earlier than in average years. In fact, onÂ April 10thÂ in sun-exposed sites around the monastery, we observed the first shoots. About a week later, bud break was in full force. Fortunately the second half of April was also mild, eliminating any threats from a spring frost. During the spring and summer months weâ€™ve had average temperatures with normal precipitation, so no real threat of diseases. At present, the vines are in good health.Â The expected yields for the medium-sized clusters are in line with the target quantities we have set. Â The veraison started at the beginning of August;Â again about 10 days earlier than usual. If there are no extreme weather... read more
With the harvest of the Riesling grapes at the end of October, this yearâ€™s wine harvest was largely completed. Only in a selected vineyard above the monastery some Riesling grapes are still hanging. The capricious weather conditions left its mark in the vineyards, so the diligent work of our winegrowers was even more important. The frost night in May and the hailstorm in August put the vegetation in the vineyard to a hard test. Nevertheless, thank to the wonderful autumn weather with warm days and cold nights the harvest went very well. â€žWe expect a vintage that reflects our terroir. The young wines present themselves very fruity and typical of their variety, with fresh and pleasant acidity.â€œ – summarizes our winemaker Celestino Lucin.Â All in all, 2019 presents itself as a good vintage with lower quantity but convincing levels of quality.