In 2016 at Castello di Pomino, winter wasn’t too harsh. Except for the third week of January the weather was rather mild compared to seasonal averages, while rainfall was abundant and above average throughout winter. The early budding during the first week of April was surely caused by the warm temperatures at the end of March and the beginning of April. Samples taken during May to estimate the number of inflorescences indicated a exceptional levels of fertile buds. The flowering of the grapevines was complete by June 15, which is perfectly common for this growth phase. Summer was markedly less hot than that of 2015 and the veraison phase took place about 10 days earlier than the previous year. The dry, sunny days facilitated an excellent ripening of the grapes, which translated to a good level of sugars without the loss of any acidity, which is extremely important for Pomino’s white wines.