We are waiting for some rain, while the vines have already sprouted
Last weekend we had a little bit of rain (5/6 mm) and on the Mount Amiata it snowed. This led to a drop of temperatures that, in the morning, reached 3-4°C; this is a big risk because, as shown in the photo, the vines have already sprouted and frost at this time would bring great damages. However, according to the forecasts, lows should increase in the next days.
As it happened last year, the vegetative awakening of the vines was early, due to the mild temperatures. At the moment we would need some rain which is not expected to arrive in the next couple of days, but it may come over the weekend.