Harvest Report 2011: The Grapes Have Held Up Well to the Heat of an Endless Summer

Harvest Report 2011: The Grapes Have Held Up Well to the Heat of an Endless Summer

We are now harvesting the Sangiovese grapes in the central zone of our estate next to our farmhouse/agriturismo (called the “Capannacce”) in the “vigneto delle olivastre” (the “vineyard of the wild olive trees”). These grapes will be used to produce our Brunello di Montalcino. The grapes are at the correct point of ripeness and also have ripe seeds.

Grape seeds

The vines have held up well to the heat of a summer that does not wish to end, as can be seen in the new vegetation.

Ripe grapes

During the hottest hours of the day, we continue to have temperatures up to 28° C. (82° F.), while during the night the temperatures descend to as low as 16° (61°). The bunches still have turgid berries.

Turgid berries

In the cellar, the must from the Sangiovese harvesting the day before yesterday is fermenting and we have already obtained good color.

Sangiovese must

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