Archive for September, 2013

Crop thinning and hail damage

Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Grapes cut to the floor at Campo Re vineyard

Grapes cut to the floor at Campo Re vineyard

Bad weather has especially hit the Randazzo area this harvest. In September we had to cut away the damaged grapes due to a hail blast which luckily did not ruin all grapes because we left a good leaf quantity over the clusters. Still, the loss was great and more than 2000 kg. of grapes were cut down.

Pied de cuve experimenting

Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Preparing the pied-de-cuves/1

Preparing the pied-de-cuves/1

Every harvest I feel we have some sort of lottery game going on with our pied-de-cuves. (more…)