At left, a Nebbiolo grape from the Rivetto
vineyards: the small size is an indicator of quality. At right, a ‘body builder’ grape from my neighbour’s vineyard
Nebbiolo grape leaves compared in early
November: at left, Rivetto leaves. At right, hyper-fertilisation makes the leaves stay extremely green.
At right, Nebbiolo grapes where the goal is to
produce a quality wine. At right, an example of wine growing where the aim is vigour.
The two adjacent vineyards on 24 October
2013. At left, Rivetto Nebbiolo grapes.