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 wine for our sparkling wine.
It was planted in 2009 and it’s called “Veranda” because it lies just below the veranda we use as our tasting room.
Tomorrow we also plan to begin picking the grapes in our young vineyard in San Paolo di Iesi, also planted in 2009.
You can feel the excitement of harvest in the air!