Snippets from the 2019 Vintage
A Couple of News Snippets from the 2019 Vintage
It’s harvest time in Montalcino. Bindocci: “It will be a great vintage”
The harvest is in full swing in Montalcino and grape growers are hard at work picking, which as far as Sangiovese destined for Brunello is concerned, will continue throughout the first ten days of October. There is great cause for satisfaction among the rows in the vineyards because 2019 could turn out to be similar to some of recent great vintages. “In analytical terms I would venture a comparison with 2006 or 2010. – said Fabrizio Bindocci, President of the Brunello di Montalcino Consortium – The Consortium analyses four wineries across the board and the analytical parameters are excellent. There have been no parasite infestations, the grapes are healthy, the vines have never been under stress and ripening has been optimal. The quantity is not excessive and quality is high. We couldn’t ask for better”.
Source: Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino
Ribeira Sacra – The vintage of heroic viticulture advances
News from the Ribeira Sacra DO. On October 4, of the 96 wineries that are harvesting this campaign under the protection of the D.O. Ribeira Sacra, many are doing vintage work, while 56 have already finished. There is 1 winery that has not yet started the harvest.
You can also enjoy a small video of the challenges of harvesting the precipitous slopes here
Source: Ribeira Sacra DO