this was a vintage of extreme energy in the plants. We had good rain levels in the early part of the season, offset by blazing heat in the summer. Nevertheless in July and August the vines were not under stress, rather veraison and maturation were slightly ahead of schedule. September was cool and dry, just perfect, allowing us to pick up grapes during the fruit and flower days in the Biodynamic calendar. As usual the picking started beginning of September with Vermentino, Trebbiano and Malvasia from Campo Vecchio, our hystoric vineyard. We then moved to Sangiovese later in the month and finished with the superb Petit Verdot in the very last days of September.
8 September 2015
Vermentino, Trebbiano and Malvasia
3 tonnes/hectare (20 hl/hectare)
Soft pressing and decantation in refrigerated stainless steel tank. Fermentation started with indigenous yeasts.
every week from November until March
6 months in stainless steel
natural finings and clarification by gravity