Harvest 2015: Winding Down

We have finished the harvest of Paganelli vineyard, and now we have moved to harvest the Sangiovese from the higher elevation vineyards of the property (1300 feet/400 metres above sea level). The grapes are healthy and of a very good quality. The sugar level is ideal... Read more >

Harvest 2015: The Paganelli Vineyard

Today we are harvesting the Sangiovese from the Paganelli vineyard. When we harvest the grapes from this vineyard it means that the harvest is almost over, and in fact, we expect to finish in about a week. Our last phase of the harvest is picking the Sangiovese for... Read more >

The 2015 Harvest Will Certainly Be Great

We are continuing to harvest and the temperatures have declined a bit, both the lowest and the highest. There is a small chance of rain this afternoon, but even if it does actually rain, it will not create any problems for us at this point. The Sangiovese that we are... Read more >

Harvest 2015: Brunello di Montalcino Update

Again today we are moving forward with the harvest, picking the grapes for the Brunello di Montalcino in the central part of the winery. The weather is still perfect, warm and well ventilated. Temperatures range from 79°F (26°C) at the highest to 55°F (13°C) at the... Read more >

Harvest 2015: Rosso di Montalcino Update

The weather is still perfect for this 2015 harvest. The temperatures have risen during the day to 82-84°F (28/29 °C) and in the evening they go down to 66-68°F (19/20 °C), perfect conditions for a perfect ripening and healthy grapes. We are also grateful to the wind... Read more >

Harvest 2015: Vin Santo Grapes

We have harvested the Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes for the Vin Santo. The especially good weather has kept the grapes healthy and ripe, and therefore particularly suitable for being dried on straw mats, which happens in our Vinsantaia (pictured below). The grapes... Read more >