2010 Harvest diary

Bud-break 15th April

Flowering 10th June

Fruit set 17th June

Véraison 12th August

De Buris was conceived in the Valpolicella Classica area, at an altitude of 250 meters, in the highest part of the prestigious La Groletta vineyard.
Surrounded by the freshness of a tranquil Lake Garda and the austerity of the Lessini Mountains, the land boasts a soprano microclimate and a vigorous terroir rich in limestone. The authoritative reputation of the vineyard does not, however, have supremacy over the whims of the weather, which guides the quality that will then distinguish the entire evolution of the wine.

The cool vintage opened with a harsh and rainy winter followed by a summer dictated by substantial temperature variations: the meteorological fluctuations caused a slowdown in the development of the plants and a consequent slight delay in harvesting.
The ripening of the grapes, picked in loose clusters and characterized by a thick skin ideal for drying, was completed with lower amounts of sugars, more marked by sustained acidity.

The 2010 harvest was, for all intent and purpose, the result of a continuous search for quality and excellence, given by intense and precise work, by congruous medium-short pruning, and by rigorous respect for the plants.

Even the new winemaking equipment did not disappoint, showing themselves to be precious allies, both from the point of view of fermentation kinetics and the evolution of the wine itself. De Buris Amarone della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Riserva 2010 differs from the previous vintage. It amazes thanks to its aromatic grace, surprising freshness and rich harmony characterized by fragrant fruity tones and a virtuous austerity.

The positive vintage is deemed a success, even if, as De Buris teaches us, it will always be the task of time to utter a last, judicious word.

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