The forecasted heat has arrived with the African anticyclone, and it covered all north and central Italy. In Montalcino the temperatures have been between 35 °C (95 F) during the day and 18 °C (64.4 F) during the night and early in the morning.
These are perfect temperatures for this time of the year. Thanks to a light Mistral (Northwest wind), these temperatures are bearable and the vines continue ripening and are not stressed. This is also thanks to the water reserve accumulated in the past months and the difference in temperature between day and night.