After a basically mild winter, in early spring there was too little rain. June, on the contrary, was unusually rainy, with precipitation of 80 mm in the first fifteen days alone. After the first half of the month, the rain ended and the temperatures were summery, within the average for the season and without any particular peaks. The rains began again only halfway through August and then again halfway through September.
As always, the last grapes to be harvested were the Sangiovese, which thanks to the considerable differences of temperatures between day and night during September developed exceptional aroma and extractions of colour.
The Sangiovese is without doubt a difficult varietal to interpret, but the results of the 2008 harvest are truly excellent. The weather during the harvest was fine and dry, and as the grapes arrived at the winery, they were perfectly healthy and mature.