Melograno 2007 - A particularly warm winter preceding a hot and early spring. Temperatures were markedly above average (soil temperature was close to 10º C in February already) leading to early bud break in early March in those vineyards that are usually cool and slow. May and the first half of June saw heavy rainfall causing considerable problems for the vines. Finally, ideal temperatures and dry weather came back in July. Veraison started on the 6th of July and was followed by a good ripening process that evolved quickly throughout August with its sunny and cool weather. The low minimum temperatures during the night favoured the aromatic components in the splendidly ripe grapes. This very early harvest resulted in concentrated but balanced wines, with yields from 0.4 to 1.5 kg per vine.
An exceptional vintage, maybe the best we have had to date: red fruits, black pepper, wild flowers, aromatic herbs; original and supple, the mouth is elegant, smooth yet sprightly with a lively, long and intense finish.
Grape blend: Carrarese, Ciliegiolo, Syrah.
(Espresso: 17/20)