At the end of September, this year's harvest was completed in the Primitivo di Manduria DOC appellation in the southern part of the Puglia region.
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The Consorzio di Tutela del Primitivo di Manduria has announced to the public that 2020 is expected to be a great collector"s vintage for the appellation.
The weather conditions in the Manduria region in 2020 were ideal, with mild temperatures and little precipitation, which prevented the development of diseases such as downy mildew. 2020 saw a low spring and a late summer, which delayed the harvest of Primitivo grapes in Manduria by 12 days. The wines will be fuller and more aromatic.
Due to the production reduction measures taken by the appellation, the production of Primidivo wines in 2020 is 35-40% lower than in 2019. In the coming years, the appellation will continue on its path of boutique transformation. As early as July this year, the association of the Primidivo appellation in Manduria has applied to the Region of Puglia to not grant the Appellation d'Origine (DOC) level certification to new vineyards for three years from July 31, 2020, and has been approved by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture.