2020 Harvest: intense time

2020 Harvest: intense time

Roverella wood casks by Carmignani for Castello di Gabbiano

(see previous news: here)  In the vineyards harvest is on work in fits and starts because of the frequent sudden rains –  we are comfortable as the most delicate grapes have already been picked and those still on the plants are healthy. In the cellar the fermentations have started – proceeding under the watchful eye of the oenologists. Meanwhile, in the aging cellar our cellar-men are working with the receipt of the new woods for the new vintage. The new French oak barriques and some Roverella casks, these reserved for aging our cru Bellezza Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. Roverella is the local wood rediscovered and rehabilitated for its elegance and refinement to the elevation of wines. We have chosen it for aging Bellezza – yet it is not easy to equip a cellar with these casks since they are produced only by a master cooper who can produce a few each year – we started six years ago and patiently we are enriching and completing our endowment of Roverella in the cellar.  In our work patience is essential, the word haste is not part of the wine vocabulary.    The word emotion oh yes: the scent of woods, the sound of woods, the feeling of woods … it’s a special emotion!

 



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