Autumn

When to harvest

When to harvest

Defining the exact moment to harvest is both an art and a science. We keep a close eye on the grapes from veraison (which is the beginning of the ripening process) onwards and, as harvest approaches, we wander through the vineyard sampling the grapes. We are looking for a number of things, but principally sugars, acids and phenolics. First, we…

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LA VENDEMMIA 2020

LA VENDEMMIA 2020

This extraordinary year appears to have had an upside; nature has thrived in Tuscany amidst our various degrees of lockdown, confusion and disarray and we are filled with the energy and excitement of harvest at Montecalvi. Ground water levels were well replenished during the winter months and then of course the realities of the pandemic set in during the spring. …

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