Temperatures are reaching 36-37° C. during the day and then descent to 20-22° C. during the night. The vines are healthy and they had almost complete dthe veraison or "invaiatura" in Italian by August 1, as you can see in the photo. If the weather does not play any nasty tricks on us, we have all the right conditions for an excellent vintage.
Veraison is the part of the growing cycle where the grapes change color. As you can see in the post on the "Green Harvest" below, the grapes were still green in the last week of July.
The photo above was taken on August 1.