BaroloBrunello at the Castle of Barolo 21/22 November, we’ll be there!

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At the event of the year, BaroloBrunello, the Barolo Briccolina 2009 will be the ambassador for the tannins of Serralunga d’Alba, together with the Barolo Leon Riserva 2008 and other excellent examples of Barolo and Brunello production! In the process of transformation from grape to wine, man’s intervention is minimalist: we let the grapes express…

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2014 harvest over. Now my scores…

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The 2014 harvest has ended. All the grapes are in the cellar and we can finally sigh with long-awaited relief. It’s a year to remember, characterized by uncertainties caused by the climate, by the large amount of work required in the vineyards, by the high costs, and by the waste of physical and mental energies…

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The terroir of Serralunga d’Alba in the English magazine Decanter

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While waiting for harvest to continue, I recommend taking a look at the article by Stephen Brook, a journalist for Decanter, who wrote a special on the territory of Serralunga d’Alba. It’s very interesting if you want to understand this area better, both from the producers’ point of view and the English analyst’s. MELLOWING WITH…

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Will it be a double N year?

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We have officially begun the 2014 harvest. This is, without a doubt, a complicated and delicate year, where a producer’s timing and decisions will have a fundamental effect on the quality of his wine. This is a year which will teach me a great deal. I have experienced 16 years of harvests first-hand and I’m…

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Will it be a Double N year?

Categories: Stories

We have officially begun the 2014 harvest. This is, without a doubt, a complicated and delicate year, where a producer’s timing and decisions will have a fundamental effect on the quality of his wine. This is a year which will teach me a great deal. I have experienced 16 years of harvests first-hand and I’m…

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The problems of summer

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Here’s a very synthetic analysis for you of the problems which have characterized a good part of the 2014 viticultural year in Langa. My intent is to make you partners in the difficulties which we have faced and which we will face again for the next few days. 1) A lot of water, not just…

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Difficult year? We’re ready.

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I’m going to be banal, but in this not-summer we have to talk mainly about the weather. Based on this data issued by the Italian Meteorological Society you will understand what I am talking about: Due to persistent Atlantic streams, July 2014 in Piedmont will go on record as a decisively cool month, even if…

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Not just rain, but hail too…

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June and the first fifteen or so days of July were not fantastic months weather-wise for the Langa vineyards. Hot weather didn’t really show up. The rains were frequent and constant. We’ve done many treatments, almost one a week, and despite this we’ve had some leaves attacked by downy mildew, but for now nothing alarming….

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UNESCO Victory, but…

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Everyone is talking about it, Piedmontese and non-Piedmontese. I heard the news from the Internet on a beach in Liguria and I instinctively began to feel proud, and I told the closest people around me: the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont is a UNESCO World Heritage Site! I’m exactly not sure what that means, but the…

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15 intense days – it’s ripening time!

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  I say intense because, as always, mid-June is characterized by a lot of work in the fields that accumulates and often piles up. The blossoming has finished for the nebbiolo, barbera and dolcetto, while the nascetta has almost finished. We have to treat the clusters of grapes with sulfur to protect them from powdery…

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Water and blossoming

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  May was characterized by instability and a lot of rain, a large quantity of water which accumulated with the amount that fell in winter, but the temperature wasn’t very high. Despite the abundant water, the plants felt little humidity. Morning dew was never seen, so, fortunately, attacks from pathogenic mushrooms never happened. Blossoming has…

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