Masi Technical Group bulletin - 1 May 2015
At the close of both the harvest and the Appassimento stages for grapes picked at our Masi Tupungato estate in Mendoza, Argentina, it is clear that the year was certainly historic from the climatic point of view. Intense periods of rain characterised the entire growing and ripening period, climate conditions completely the opposite to the normal, which usually involve long dry periods and very infrequent rainfall (average 200 - 220 mm/year).
The Appassimento period had 10-15% greater air humidity than the average recorded in Tupungato for the last 15 years. The grapes dried more slowly than usual and all varieties - Pinot Grigio, Corvina and Malbec - needed 5 more days than usual to complete the process.
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