Italy breathes a sigh of relief over 2015 vintage
After a lousy 2014 harvest, growers and producers are keeping their fingers crossed as the grapes ripen. It’s still early to be talking about the quality of the 2015 vintage, but Italian growers are simultaneously breathing a sigh of relief and keeping their fingers crossed after a poor 2014. Generally, life is looking up for growers across Italy this year, with good rain levels in the early part of the season offset by blazing heat in July. So far, so good, but there is some concern among growers about the intensity of the heat, although weather forecasts suggest a cooler August.