End of the year 2013

December 31st, 2013

Munjebel 9

This year we decided to stay at home and take it easy the last day of the year. So far there had been little snow up the mountain to go skiing and I was mentally tired from all the administration after the harvest, end of the year balance and accountancy, registers, certifications, etc., etc., … I made a good deal with Sandro (Cave Ox) and exchanged some bottles to drink a few “classics” with Aki this evening. Read the rest of this entry »

We produced olive oil this year!

December 14th, 2013
The 2 olive oil tanks

The 2 olive oil tanks

We finally produced a good quantity of olive again! The 2013 picking season started a bit later than planned as Etna was active and the ash dropped on the trees in the Linguaglossa area where most of our top growths are located. Read the rest of this entry »

RELEASE 2013 – product info

November 10th, 2013
Our 2013 harvest is inside and I am happy with the result. It has been a very difficult vintage in terms of crop thinning and cleaning/selecting grapes.
Below is an overview of the wines of the new RELEASE 2013; our wines of the 2012 vintage and our Magma® 2011, a great vintage and profound wine.

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Harvest 2013; a difficult one!

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… Read the rest of this entry »