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This week we finished the harvest of the Sangiovese and of our Tuscan grapes.
We went back in the vineyard, to pick the grapes we had decided to leave on the plants in the first day, waiting for them to reach the ideal point of ripening: the vineyard ‘vigna del Poggio‘, with the best sun exposition e low humidity, and the ‘vigna dei Ciliegi‘ which had been thinned out before. In this part of the vineyard we were able to do an accurate selection of the grapes to obtain a uniform level of maturation of all the grapes. This way we have been able to pick all the grapes of these two parts of the vienyard at the same level of maturation, though they are two kinds of Sangiovese and the soil conditions and exposition are different.
Once we finished the harvest of Sangiovese and put it in its vat, we proceeded with the picking of the last Tuscan grapes left: Canaiolo, Ancellotta, Colorino e Malvasia Nera. These are the varieties that, with the Sangiovese will be blended in our Chianti.
Canaiolo is a mutation of Sangiovese, cultivated in Tuscany for centuries, and together with Malvasia Nera and Sangiovese, forms the traditional basis of Chianti.
Ancellotta Nera and Colorino are called ‘dyer’ varieties, used mostly to give colour to the wine. In our vineyard they are in the part close to the lake, at the end of the lines where the Merlot grows.
Ancellotta is a juicy grape, with a neutral flavour, its pulp and the juice extracted from it will give colour to our wine.
Colorino, an other typical grape of Chianti, has instead a neutral juice, it’s the skin that will release the typical intense red during the maceration process in the vat.
Finally Malvasia Nera, probably one of the most juicy and sweet grapes, typical of our area.
Now the Colorino, Ancellotta and Malvasia Nera are in a vat all together and their fermentation process has already started. Next week we will start harvesting our Cabernet Sauvignon, the last grape left in the vineyard, and so we will finish the harvest 2016 at Poggio al Bosco.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]