• The veraison has started

    The cold air from the Balkans brought the temperatures down: highs around 25 and lows around 14°C. On the other side, the drought caused fires in some parts of Tuscany especially  near to the coast.The vines, as shown in the photo, have started the veraison and  we are 7-10 days ahead compared to last year. The current climate situation has been compared to the 2003 vintage, but our general manager and winemaker Fabrizio Bindocci remembers well the 1975 vintage, that was very similar to this 2017 so far. The vines are still in good health, the vegetation is still fresh but we anticipated the thinning of the grapes so to lower the load the vines have to bring to ripening.In the last years we prepared the system for emergency irrigation, a practise that is now admitted by the production rules and that in vintages like this helps to increase the quality.