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Last night it rained a lot. The water is adding itself to what came down yesterday, and I must say that I don’t much like this Atlantic disturbance. The weather conditions are making me think that this year details and decisions are going to be more important than usual. From the photos taken at 8:30 this morning, you can see that the clouds are finally dissipating, opening up the blue sky. I am thinking that, as soon as the sun dries off the grapes and the leaves, we will begin to pick the first bunches of grapes. We shall see!
I wanted you to experience the spectacular weather that nature has been sending our way. For three days now, the sky is crystal clear, the air is sparkling fresh, and the Alps are framing the hills, by now just about ready for harvesting. For the vineyards of Langa days like this are a cure-all. Last night the temperature was between 7 and 8 degrees Celsius, guaranteeing an optimal temperature range day and night, and ideal conditions for the quality of our grapes. And so, onwards we go!
Generous and intuitive, with a great nose for wine; a businessman through and through, but honest. Even today, when I’m in the countryside, I run into men who tell me anecdotes about my grandfather. He was respected because he paid fairly and at times even more than fair. He knew wine and our cellar in central Alba was the point of reference for country people of Langa and Roero who had wine problems. He always had the right wine to “fix them”. He was the wine consultant of the epoch. He had a driver’s license but didn’t drive, saying that … Continua