Pinot Noir harvest has begun in Franciacorta

franciacorta harvest 2013

Barone Pizzini manager Silvano Brescianini (vice president of the Franciacorta consortium) sent these photos today.

The panorama shot is a great example of Franciacorta’s unique topography: note the morainic hills (glacial debris) that violently shoot up from the landscape.

And note also the cloud cover, created in part by the maritime influence of Lake Iseo: it helps to keep the berries cool in these final days of ripening, helping to develop the nuanced aromatic character of the wines made there.

And feast your eyes on these Pinot Nero babies (below)!

pinot noir harvest italy 2013

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  1. Pingback: Franciacorta terroir (and a little Pinot Nero porn for your hump day) | Do Bianchi

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