The analysis of the Consortium for the Protection of Primitivo di Manduria
“The harvest yield stood at a lower level, with a reduction of 35% compared to the previous year. However, the harvested grapes stood out for their excellent quality, characterized by a well-developed and consistent skin. This means that we will have wines rich in color and structure. - underlines President Pastorelli - This year, the harvest was a challenge at a national level, with the climate and vine diseases, including downy mildew, creating difficulties. However, in the 18 municipalities of our production area, the situation was varied. Despite the initial challenges, the situation could have been worse. In an initially critical context, with the adverse weather conditions that characterized the end of July and the beginning of August, a significant atmospheric stabilization then occurred. The absence of rain and, above all, the persistent north wind for over two weeks, an unusually rare event that had not occurred for decades, facilitated a drying process of the Primitivo di Manduria grapes. This process contributed significantly to a greater concentration of sugars, thus laying the foundations for a quality harvest."
In conclusion, despite the challenge posed by disease and adverse initial climatic conditions, the 2023 Primitivo di Manduria harvest stands out for its excellent quality, promising high-class wines for Primitivo di Manduria lovers around the world.