Archive for December, 2012

Anforae maintenance

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Recoating anforas

Repainting the anforae with epoxy

Every year we need to check the anforae for cracks in the epoxy lining on the inner wall. (more…)

X-Mas family day

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
Sled pulling on X-mas

Sled pulling on X-Mas

My daughter Clara was awake early on December 25th. And so we head out to the cellar to finish the last tubs of wine fermenting with some extra CO2 gas to protect the cap from oxidizing and infecting. (more…)

Pressing the wines

Monday, December 17th, 2012
Good old basket press

Pressing the wines.

Most of the works this autumn are a bit anticipated, except for the pressing of the wines. (more…)

Pre-pruning the vines

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Pre-pruning at Porcaria

Pre-pruning vines at contrada Porcaria

We have anticipated some works in the vineyards to be able to start clearing the foot of the vines with the hoe very early this year. (more…)