Estate - Allegagione
The summer
The warm season begins. The golden stretch of the wheat fields signals that harvest time has arrived.

In the vineyard our schedule changes: we work from dawn to midday, as later it is too hot. We trim the branch tips and the top of the leaves.
The sap, which thus far nourished green and thick leaves, now in summer pours abundantly over the bunches of grapes.
The grapes take on colour: they’re ripening. This is the right moment to balance the quantity of the grapes by cutting the excess and less strong bunches, thus gauging the right amount for the fall vintage. Fewer (bunches of) grapes per vine guarantees better ripening as well as higher grape quality with a higher concentration of ‘elements’ in the grapes themselves.