Thursday, October 10, 2013

Il Civettaio Montecucco sangiovese. The 2013 harvest has begun

Il Civettaio is a wonderful organic winemaker in the Maremma area of Tuscany.
Finally the sangiovese harvest has begun.
They had very bad weather in the last week but for the owner Gregorio, the grapes were not ripe enough, so he took the risk and waited.
Today was a wonderful autumn day, a bit of fog rising on the hills and the sun shining.
The grapes are healthy so everything seems good.
Vermentino and Chiu’ Rosato are fermenting slowly at 15 degrees; very nice nose!
The sangiovese fermentation is starting.