Harvest in Castelli di Jesi has begun!

  On Friday, we sampled the grapes for a third time and decided that the moment had arrived to begin picking. This morning at 6:00 a.m. (Tuesday, September 3, 2013), we assembled the whole team (Alessandro, Gianlcua, Mitico, and Roberto) and began picking in the “Veranda” vineyard. These grapes will be vinified as the base […]

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Franciacorta harvest update 2013: ideal conditions for Chardonnay

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 […]

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Franciacorta harvest has begun

A note from Barone Pizzini manager and Franciacorta Consortium vice president Silvano Brescianini: This year, in terms of the number of grape bunches and their average weight, yields won’t be high due to the sharp drop in nighttime temperatures during the delicate phase of flowering. For the 2,800 hectares authorized for the production of Franciacorta, […]

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