According to a report by Confagricoltura (General Confederation of Italian Agriculture), the 2010 vintage will be qualitatively and quantitatively good if not excellent, particularly in Piedmont (with a 10% increase in production with respect to 2009) and Umbria (with a 15% increase). An excellent forecast for Trentino-Alto Adige (with roughly the same quantity of wine produced) and Emilia-Romagna (with a 2.14% increase in quantity). Tuscany (.2% increase), Lombardy (2.5% increase), and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (5% increase) are ranked good to excellent. Apulia (3.5% increase) and Sicily (2.75% decrease) are also expected to have a good to excellent harvest. A 10% drop in quantity but good harvest are expected in Sardinia. A 13% increase is predicted for Campania and Calabria, with good results expected for the harvest. The study was based on data gathered from 700 producers.
In a report published by the Istituto Agrario di San Michele all’Adige (Agriculutral Institute of San Michele all’Adage), harvest will most likely arrive a week later than last year. The delay due to unusually cold temperatures registered in May. According to institute’s researchers, who share the prediction that the harvest will be good to excellent, temperatures in the final days before harvest will determine the ultimate quality of the vintage.