The Italian grape season at PeDe starts in May with the Victoria and the Black Magic, both coming from Sicily. “The quality of those grapes was really good this year.” Mid July the grapes from mainland Puglia arrive, followed by the Italia, Red Globe and the seedless varieties Sugraone and Crimson.
So far, the season has been a good one. “We always do a little better when the summer fruit has left the markets,” says Luciën, “and the grape re-enters. I think demands will go up again in the coming months.”