Harvest Report 2011: Cool Morning Temperatures for Moscato and Vermentino Harvest

Moscadello

Again this morning when I arrived in the vineyard where our workers were beginning to harvest the Moscato grapes (above), the thermometer reported 16° C. (61° F.).

The grapes are very beautiful, healthy, correctly ripe. This is because the vines were not subjected to the heat from last week and this has permitted the grapes to ripen in a uniform manner with an optimal balance of sugars/total acidity/pH.

Vermentino

Since we do not have estate-owned vineyards planted to Vermentino, we have rented some vineyards in the Tuscan Maremma: here, too, the grapes are perfect, at the correct point of ripening. See the photo above and the photo below.

Vermentino 2

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