Archive for September, 2012

Preparing the “pied-de-cuve” for our rosato

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Our first “vineyard” is harvested

Although the ripening of our Nerello Mascalese is a bit ahead of time this year, the white Malvasia and Moscadello grapes are slightly behind, as are also the other white varietals. We will pick the biggest part for our rosato on Monday September 24th and so today me and Clara picked the first grapes to make our “pied-de-cuve” or starter from our smallest vineyard: our home terrace! (more…)

Protecting crop from animals

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Reflecting tape in our highest vineyards

After a dry summer, the ripening of the juicy grapes attracts birds and other animals in our vineyards, especially our highest vineyards located in isolated areas and higher up the mountain. (more…)

Checking out juniper berries up mount Etna

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Checking the juniper plants for berries at Timparossa

Sunday we drove up the mountain for a hike with family as well as to check the juniper berries. (more…)

Preparing the cellar for the harvest

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Giovanni and Ciccio repainting the vinifying section

As I like things to be ordered and clean, the month of September means preparing the cellar for the harvest. (more…)