Franciacorta harvest update 2013: ideal conditions for Chardonnay

healthy chardonnay grapes franciacorta

On the above photo, taken yesterday, Barone Pizzini agronomist Pierluigi Donna notes:

These Chardonnay berries have reached their nearly definitive size.

Soon, over the course of a few weeks, véraison (the onset of ripening) will begin: they will begin to change color, from green to bright yellow, and they will begin to become softer.

These robust, beautiful bunches are the fruit of a healthy water table, the result of abundant springtime rain and the fair weather at this time of year. These are the ideal conditions for Franciacorta base wines.

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