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Harvest 2013; a difficult one!

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Skins of MunJebel Bianco 2013

Skins of MunJebel Bianco 2013

Lots of rain and humidity and a very late start of the growing season made me nervous as to pick or hold. The problems were various for the 2013 harvest as the maturation generally was 2 weeks late and in every single vineyard the maturation was extremely variable from one vine to another. It was only until end of October that the situation improved and so we were forced to pick for the rosé over a time period from late September until end of October, whereas in a normal vintage we start mid September and finish end of September… (more…)

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…)

Sample bottling for “en-primeur” tastings

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
En-primeur wines 2012

En-primeur wines 2012

Our first year of production in 2001, we produced a total amount of 500 bottles of wine. (more…)