Harvest 2012: despite heat and drought prospects for wines from Marche (The Marches says the Institute for the Protection Wines)
The Institute for the Protection of Marche Wines announces that the harvest in the Marche region began with the harvest basis sparkling Verdicchio, Passerina, Pecorino and Bianchello and will come in full in the second week of September with the harvest of Sangiovese and Verdicchio while in mid-October end with the latest Verdicchio grapes, Pecorino, Passerina and Montepulciano for the type dessert. The yield grapes \ wine this year is below average because of the climate that has affected plants beginning with a minor in some varieties bloom and also size of the berries that are slightly below average. The quantity of grapes harvested in 2012 it is estimated slightly higher level of about 0.5% more than in 2011, ie of 780,000 hectoliters of wine, while for the quality levels would be even higher than the previous collections. But the next few days will be decisive and it is hoped that September ports favorable climatic conditions and rain likely to sign a year certainly heterogeneous between good and excellent.