Emilia Romagna’s 2017 harvest set to be of truly high quality, according to Coldiretti

Emilia Romagna’s 2017 harvest will be of truly high quality.
This has been stated by the Regional Coldiretti farming federation,
which last August was in full swing of the harvest of the main grapes
of the wines of Emilia Romagna. After picking the grapes destined
to the sparkling wines, like Pinot, Chardonnay and Moscato,
the picking began of the classic white wine grapes.
The picking of the Albana, Trebbiano, Pignoletto, Ortrugo
and Malvasia began at least 10 days early. The picking of
the red wine grapes, from Sangiovese to Gutturnio began
in the first ten days of September.

Coldiretti went on to comment that the unusual conditions
experienced last summer, led to an early ripening of the grapes,
thus anticipating the harvests, on average by about 10 days,
reaching up to two weeks in some cases in the east of the region.
The hot and drought conditions also reduced the yield, however
this benefited the quality, especially with regards to the red wines,
which could turn out to be collection wines.