Thursday, October 25, 2012

Harvest Time 2012 - Montalcino - La Fornace Estate

It is late September and Fabio has decided to risk leaving his grapes on the vine a little longer than most other producers to extract that last element of maturation.
Fabio Gianetti seems happy with his decision
Its been a long dry summer and production will be down but there are good signs that the grapes that are harvested will be better than last year.
Let the harvest begin
All the family participate in the harvest. Below is Laura, Fabio's sister who drives the tractor
Picking of the grapes is all by hand
Fabio gently unloading the freshly picked grapes into the destalker and selection tray
Grapes are destalked and sorted at the winery. Here is Fabio with his mother Germana

Father, Franco, seems happy with the results to date




And out little friends always appear at harvest time with their freshly pcked sangiovese grosso grapes