During the 2018 vintage, light rains persisted through spring and into early summer leaving organic farming a challenge with vineyard management and early phenolic development. The constant wind at Montoni helped dry the moisture off the vines and tightly wound berry clusters. Exposure to bright sunshine assisted the vines and fruit to mature beautifully over the growing months of summer and into early fall. In the end, the vintage proved to be at optimal balance of alcohol and acidity; producing wines that are fresh, fine and elegant. The Nero d’Avola Lagnusa was harvested in late September and into early October.