Veraison begins!

7.20.16 Veraison_2016

After the rain last week and the related cooler temperatures, the season is stable and we are registering an increase of the maximum temperatures, with peaks, in the hottest hours of the day, up to 32/33 °C (89.6/91.4 F); in the evening the temperature starts decreasing and during the night it gets to 15/16 °C (59/60.8 F). For this reason we start working at 6:00 in the morning and we finish at 1:00 PM so that in the warmest hours the workers can rest at home.

The vines are not stressed, as the soil still has a good water supply. This is confirmed by the the amount of new vegetation that the vines are growing. For this reason we have to cut the vegetation, not only with machine, but also by hand, so that we can slow the vegetation down and push the work of the vine towards the ripening of the grapes.

We have started to find some grape berries that are changing in color (veraison).

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