A rainy and mild winter came before a spring which started 10 days earlier than usual, with temperatures above the seasonal average in April. Between the end of May and the beginning of June, abundant rains guaranteed optimal water supply to the vines with vegetative growth earlier than average. Constant summer heat, with some days in August above 35° C, helped the perfect ripening of the grapes and a few days of light rain at the end of August sustained the ongoing early development of the vines’ phenological phases. Groundwater reserves and optimal temperature range were essential. As a consequence, 2011’s harvest began 10 days in advance and was carried out from the beginning of September until early October. Grapes were in perfect condition.