Italy harvest report updates

I’m still catching my breath after more than two weeks on the road. I have many tales to tell from my trip to Italy and have many posts in the queue for next week. In the meantime, here are some harvest updates that people have sent me or that I have culled from the internets.

ar pe pe vineyards

From Ar.Pe.Pe., Valtellina:

“Our harvest will probably start only around October 21st, so we will still have to be patient for a while! [This week] it’s been rainy here, so we apologize for the rainy photo! We had a fantastic weather until Saturday [of last week], so maturation [ripening] is proceeding extremely well and a bit of rain was also much deserved by the vineyards.”

carussin barbera

From Carussin, Monferrato (Asti), who sent the photo without note (but the image speaks for itself; can’t wait to taste that Barbera!).

vin santo grapes trebbiano malvasia

Loved this photo of newly harvested Vin Santo grapes, grabbed from Alessandro Bindocci’s blog, where he’s been posting regularly on the harvest at the Tenuta Il Poggione in Montalcino (his blog is probably the best in terms of frequency and regularity in posting).

I visited there last week and have my own report to post (next week) but in the meantime see Hawk Wakawaka’s excellent post here (highly recommended).

That’s all the news that fits… for now… stay tuned. Now it’s time to take my daughter to lunch!

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  1. Pingback: NEWS FETCH – October 7, 2013 | Wine Industry Insight

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