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Svinando, svinando

by Laura Gray on November 6, 2013


Off you go, 2012 Brunello

by Laura Gray on November 16, 2012

This week we have been transferring the 2012 Brunello from the wooden fermentation tanks into its final resting place, gorgeous 3700 litre oak barrels, lined up in the quiet of the ageing room at the very back of the cellar. This room is 10 metres underground and there is a lovely quiet feel to it. Entrance […]

Strange fruits on an autumn walk

by Laura Gray on November 21, 2009

Persimmon - Diospyros kaki, caco  Today there was a wild boar hunt nearby and the valley echoed with the huntsmen’s yelling and their dogs barking.  The vines are now straggly and sad, with an odd leaf here and there. In contrast, the chestnut trees  in the woods are explosions of colour, each tree like a huge flame and the […]